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ART 100A: Introduction to World Art

An introduction to the dominant styles in painting, sculpture, architecture, the graphic arts and photography from prehistory to the present. Class lectures and discussions are supported by slides of historically significant works. Course requirements include visits to Boston area museums at students' expense. Not open to Art Majors. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ART100.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Creative Expression & Apprec

ART 101: Color and Design

A development of the individual's capacity to think in visual terms. Opportunity is provided to analyze the creative process through workshop experiments, which integrate the elements of art and the principles of design with color. Required of Art Majors and Minors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 102: Basic Drawing

A foundation course in drawing techniques using a variety of mediums with emphasis on the realization that drawing is fundamental to every form of art. A wide range of studio problems is offered to develop basic drawing skills. Required of Art majors and minors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 155: Printmaking - Forms of Expression

This course allows non-Art majors to explore the theory, history, techniques and processes of printmaking. Printmaking techniques including screenprinting, monoprinting, lithography, intaglio, or relief printmaking, will assist in the preparation of an introductory printmaking portfolio. The medium is explored as a viable means of artistic self-expression. Four scheduled studio hours plus five open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Creative Expression & Apprec

ART 175: Creative Expression Through Painting

This is a studio class that introduces creative expression through the fine art of painting. Students will work in the medium to explore the techniques, processes and theories of painting as an access point to creative expression. In this course students will prepare a series of paintings informed by different approaches to painting in contemporary art; throughout history; and from around the world. Special concern will be paid to each student's individual level of development. This course is not open to Art+Design majors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Creative Expression & Apprec

ART 200: Glassblowing

A course designed to introduce students to the basic techniques used to form glass blown vessels. Offhand and mold blown forms will be demonstrated. Students will be required to create self-developed projects in a teamwork environment. Historical and contemporary glass working concepts will be discussed throughout the course. Students must be able to lift and carry ten pounds and withstand exposure to high heat. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus five and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 201: Glass Sculpture

An investigation into the uses of glass in a sculptural context. Techniques covered will include solid formed works done on a pipe, molten glass casting, kiln formed processes, and other mixed media applications. Proper use of the annealing ovens and other cold working equipment will be stressed. Students will be required to develop a journal, which will include creative concepts and detailed technical information. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 202: Figure Drawing

A studio course that provides students with the opportunity to draw directly from live models. Required of Art Majors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART102.

Credits: 3.00

ART 203: Form and Design

An introduction to concepts of form and space. A three dimensional investigation of design theory and practice is pursued through experiments with wood, plaster, metal and plastics. Required of Art majors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 232: Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Art

A comprehensive study of the major styles in painting, sculpture and architecture from Prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages. The relationship between the work of art and the social and cultural forces that have contributed to its style and meaning are examined. Class lectures and discussions are supported by slides. A visit to a Boston museum is required. Museum visit at students' expense. Required of Art majors. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 233: Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo Art

A comprehensive study of the major styles in painting, sculpture and architecture from the Proto-Renaissance to the end of the 18th Century. The relationship between the work of art and the social and cultural forces that have contributed to its style and meaning are examined. Class lectures and discussions are supported by slides. A visit to a Boston museum is required. Museum visit at students' expense. Required of Art majors. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 236: The Arts in America

What insights can works of art give us into American history and culture? How have Americans expressed social, aesthetic, and political beliefs through their creation of and reaction to works of art and visual culture? How has cultural context affected artists' decisions about style and subject matter? This course explores these questions through the study of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and decorative arts created from the colonial period to the 1940's, including Native American and African American traditions. Course requirements include visits, at students' expense, to museums and historic houses in Salem and the Boston area. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: The Human Past

ART 300: Introduction to Teaching Art

An introduction to the study of education through the visual arts. Course content includes an exploration of art history, the art of children, cultural and ethnic influences, design and expression and art production. Motivating children and teaching of the visual arts is included, as is the development of a process for assessment. Required of Art majors in the Art Education concentrations. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 301: Intermediate Glassblowing

A course which continues the development of the skills learned in glassblowing. Further development of techniques will be crucial to being able to develop more complex forms. Exercises emphasizing detail and craftsmanship will be assigned. Teams will be formed at the beginning of the course utilizing assistants to execute more advanced techniques, including working with came and multiple blown segments and bit work. Students must be able to lift and carry ten pounds and withstand exposure to high heat. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART201.

Credits: 3.00

ART 302: Stained Glass

An introduction to a variety of techniques developed over the centuries for the fabrication of stained glass panels. Traditional lead came and copper foil construction techniques will be primary forming processes. Mixed media and kiln forming techniques will also be explored as auxiliary approaches to realizing the students' ideas. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 303: Introduction to Electronic Media

This course introduces software for vector and bitmap image editing, page layout and screen based media,. Students are introduced to some of the basic design principles and technical processes used by print and interactive designers, illustrators, and photographers. Exercises, lectures, and projects focus on understanding the purpose of specific file formats, the use of grids, typeface choices, color mode selection, and digital image rendering techniques. Issues relating to computer capacities, hardware, software and connectivity are covered. Required of all majors and Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia minors. ITAS minor elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 304: Crafts

An investigation of the fundamental concepts of crafts in historical and contemporary times as they relate to design and materials. The student will work with wood, metal, fabrics and clay. Required of Art Majors in the Art Education Concentrations. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 305: Representational Painting

An introduction to the basic methods of representational painting. This course emphasizes the use of oil paint as a medium for rendering objects and situations realistically. Required of Art majors in the Painting Concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 307A: Preparation to Teach Art Pre-k-8

An exploration of the skills and techniques utilized to create and implement art -learning experiences. A field component is included requiring classroom observation in local schools. Required of Art Majors in the Art Education Concentration (Pre-K-8). Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half studio hours per week.. Not open to students who have received credit for ART307.
Prerequisite: ART300.

Credits: 3.00

ART 308: Ceramics-handbuilding

An introductory course designed to offer students the opportunity to investigate hand built forms as they relate to function and non-function. While concentrating on techniques of clay construction, the course stresses the use of clay as an art medium, maintaining an emphasis on ceramics in a fine arts context. Required of Art majors in 3-D Studio Concentration. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 310: Illustration

An exploration of the various mediums and techniques the illustrator uses. Specialized problems imposed by mechanical production requirements are considered with emphasis on editorial, book and advertising illustration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART102.

Credits: 3.00

ART 314: Graphic Design for Publications

This course focuses on both the technical proficiency and the graphic design methods used in producing a range of publications such as brochures, magazines, and annual reports. Students create electronic pre-press files using industry standard software. The complexities of layout and grid systems are covered, including the use and integration of images, typography, and other graphic design elements. Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia concentrations and minors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART303.

Credits: 3.00

ART 315: Typography

This course covers the design and use of letter forms, typographic page layout, hierarchy of information, major type families and their characteristics, type as expression, and legibility/readability issues. Students will develop original typographic designs with the goal of enhancing their sensitivity to the shapes and uses of letter forms and typefaces within graphic design. The history of the development and classification of typefaces is introduced. Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia concentrations. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 316: Printmaking - Monoprint

An investigation of the monoprint process including overlay, multiple plate, stencil, collage, sequence and folded imagery. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 317: Printmaking - Screenprinting

An introduction to the theory, techniques and processes of Screenprinting. The medium is explored as a viable means of artistic self-expression. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 318: Printmaking - Intaglio

An investigation of the Intaglio process including dry point, hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, and color. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 319: Printmaking - Lithography

An introduction to metal plate lithography. Technical and aesthetic aspects of the planographic process are explored in the context of self-expression. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Four and one half scheduled studio hours plus four and one half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 320: Printmaking - Relief

An investigation of the relief process including wood and linoleum block printing, divided block printing, reduction and multiple block printing. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 322A: Jewelry

Students will create unique pieces of jewelry and/or one-of-a-kind utilitarian objects.after working with specific tools to gain an understanding of non-ferrous metals and their ductile capabilities. Students will be encouraged to explore and develop individual ideas and concepts based on a general knowledge of metalsmithing techniques that are introduced through technical demonstrations, lectures and discussions. 3-Dimensional Studio Elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 324: Basic Digital Photography

This course introduces students to the technical and aesthetic aspects of digital photography, including the acquisition and manipulation of images using both camera and computer. A digital camera with manual settings is required. Required of Art + Design majors in all concentrations except Art History and Photography. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 325: Photojournalism

This course introduces students to the world of photojournalism through study and practice. Issue relating to workflow, editing and sequencing will be discussed, leading to the production of a photographic essay. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART 324 or ART326.

Credits: 3.00

ART 326: Basic Darkroom Photography

This is a fundamental course in chemical photographic techniques. Emphasis is placed on exposure, developing, printing and the aesthetic evaluation of photographic materials. A 35mm camera with manual over-ride is required. Required of Art + Design majors in the Photography concentration and minor. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 328: Watercolor Painting

An investigation of the traditional materials, methods and techniques necessary in the development of watercolor painting. Required of Art majors in the Painting concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 329: Landscape Painting

An introduction to the basic methods of landscape painting. This course emphasizes the use of oil paint as a medium of expression for the representation of the natural environment. Required of Art majors in the Painting concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 330: Mixed Media Painting

An exploration of various non-traditional approaches to image creation including collage, assemblage, and shaped canvas. Required of Art majors in the Painting concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 332A: Art of the Modern World

This course traces major artistic developments from the Neoclassical period of the late 18th Century to the present. Students will explore art and visual culture from aesthetic, technical, and socio-cultural perspectives. They will also learn about and practice discipline specific strategies for thinking and writing about art and different genres of art writing. Course requirements include visits to Salem and Boston area museums at students' expense. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Art + Design majors. Not open to students who have received credit for ART332.
Prerequisite: W-I course; Prerequisite or Co-requisite: W-II course.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Commun-Level III

ART 333A: Asian Art (not Offered Every Year)

An overview of the major stylistic developments and their relationships to the basic religious and philosophical tenets of China, Japan, India and Korea. Course requirements include two museum visits at students' expense. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who received credit for ART333.

Credits: 3.00

ART 334A: Native American and African Art (not Offered Every Year)

An overview of works of art by Native American and African peoples studied in their social and cultural contexts. Major stylistic developments are related to basic religious and philosophical tenets. Course requirements include two visits to Boston area museums and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. Museum visits at students' expense. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ART334.

Credits: 3.00

ART 335: The History of Photography

An overview of the major stylistic and technical developments since the invention of the medium. Photographs are analyzed within the artistic and cultural contexts. Course requirements include two visits to Boston area museums. Museum visits at students' expense. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 336: Women, Art and Ideology

This course explores the history of women artists and the representation of women in art and visual culture. We will examine historical changes in training and exhibition opportunities for women, and explore shifting ideas about appropriate subject matter and materials for female artists. We will also analyze how visual representations of women have contributed to cultural beliefs about gender. In the process, students be hone their ability to describe, analyze, and interpret images verbally and in writing. Visits at students' expense to Salem and Boston area museums are required.. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Creative Expression & Apprec

ART 337: Non-representational Painting

An introduction to the basic methods of non-representational painting. This course emphasizes the use of oil paint as a medium for rendering the fundamentals of visual experience through the formal elements without descriptive subject matter. Required of Art majors in the Painting concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 338: History of Graphic Design (not Offered Every Year)

The course examines art as communication from ancient times to the present, in the contexts of changing world-views, technologies and aesthetic preferences. The fine arts are related to the history of graphic design. The focus is on Western evolutions, with comparisons to Middle Eastern, Far Eastern and African orientations. Substantial attention is given to the modern/contemporary period. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 339: Preparation to Teach Art (5-12)

A study of the skills and techniques needed to teach middle and high school visual art. A field component of 20 hours is included requiring classroom observation and assistance in local schools. Required of Art majors in the Art Education concentration (Grades 5-12). Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 340: Sculpture - Mixed Media

An exploration of the fundamentals of modeling, carving, casting and assemblage. Required of Art majors in the 3-Dimensional Studio concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 344: Intermediate Darkroom Photography

This is a continuation and refinement of the material covered in Basic Darkroom Photography. Editing, sequencing and visual articulation are stressed. Portfolio preparation, darkroom work, and critiques are required. Required of Art majors in the Photography concentration and minor. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART326.

Credits: 3.00

ART 346: Portrait Photography (not Offered Every Year)

This is a course exploring the various approaches to professional portrait photography, in both studio and environmental settings. Experience with studio strobe lighting and digital retouching is provided. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART344A.

Credits: 3.00

ART 351: Digital Illustration

This course is an in-depth study of vector-based methods for the creation of digital illustration for print and digital projects with expressive, technical and information-based source. Elements of graphic design including aesthetic and contextual consideration are reviewed. Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia concentrations and the Interactive Multimedia minor. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 381: Video and Animation for Multimedia

Covers the design, planning and production of video and animation for computer-based interactive multimedia works. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART303 or permission of Department Chairperson.

Credits: 3.00

ART 384: Web Design

This course includes the design and development of a web site, the development of graphics, formatting of text, and creating hypertext links. It covers planning, implementing, updating and maintaining a web site, file formats and software for Web Design. Required of Art majors in the Interactive Multimedia Concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ART383.
Prerequisites: ART303 and ART410 or permission of the Department Chairperson.

Credits: 3.00

ART 401: Advanced Drawing

This second level drawing course provides both Art majors and non-Art majors the opportunity to explore, in-depth, the concepts relative to landscape, figure, portraiture, abstraction, and sketching from the imagination. Students will work in their choice of mediums to develop a series of at least 5 drawings as a personal thematic study. Participation in field trips and group critiques is required. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART102.

Credits: 3.00

ART 402: Topics in Renaissance Art

An examination of the major ideas and issues in Renaissance Art. This seminar course relates art to cultural, social, philosophical and personal concerns of the artists. Course requirements include visits to Boston area museums at students' expense. Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART100A or ART233.

Credits: 3.00

ART 403: Advanced Printmaking

This course is a secondary exploration of the theory, techniques and processes of printmaking. It represents a continuation of the printmaking techniques of screenprinting, monoprinting, lithography, intaglio, or relief printmaking will assist in the preparation of a printmaking portfolio. The medium is explored as a viable means of artistic self-expression. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking Concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: One of the following ART316, ART317, ART318, ART319 or ART320.

Credits: 3.00

ART 408: Ceramics - Wheelthrowing

An introductory course designed to offer students the opportunity to investigate wheelthrown forms as they relate to function and non-function. While concentrating on techniques necessary to forming shapes on the wheel, the course stresses the use of the wheel as a tool, maintaining an emphasis on ceramics in a fine arts context. Required of Art majors in the 3-D Studio concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 410: Digital Imaging

This course is an in-depth study of the digital methods of photographic image acquisition, creation and manipulation for graphic design and interactive multimedia application. Current digital technology and image editing software are fully examined and the techniques are applied through the traditional artistic approaches to design. Emphasis is place on creative and original solutions to assigned design problems. Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia concentrations. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 415: Graphic Design Theory and Application

In this course, students study design as a tool for conveying meaning. Students work on complex projects such a visual identity systems, conduct research, and develop content while studying methods used in professional design studios and advertising agencies. Finished work is portfolio quality and demonstrates an understanding of formal graphic design principles as well as competent technical and craft skills. Projects also allow opportunities to discuss professional business practices. Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisites: ART303 and ART314.

Credits: 3.00

ART 416: Graphic Design Portfolio

In this course, students prepare a portfolio for a position in graphic design, advertising, or for graduate study. The portfolio demonstrates competency in graphic design, conceptual thinking, and craft. Coursework focuses on the refinement of designer's visual perception, problem solving, and group critiques. Students produce a resume and portfolio, and participate in a final portfolio review with a professional from the design community. Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART415.

Credits: 3.00

ART 420: Advanced Web Design

This course covers the fundamentals of web-based animation and the techniques for advanced imaging for the Web. It builds upon the basics of design in the development and maintenance of high impact Web sites. It addresses the social, ethical and legal issues that arise from the effects of the World Wide Web on society. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART384.

Credits: 3.00

ART 431: Multimedia Design Portfolio

This course is an exploration of the techniques in solving issues in multimedia design. Guest professionals are invited to discuss their work. Field trips to multimedia design firms and companies are included. Required of Art majors in the Interactive Multimedia Concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisites: ART381, ART384, and ART420.

Credits: 3.00

ART 432: Topics in Contemporary Art

An examination of the major trends in the visual arts and art criticism from 1950 to the present. Media discussed include painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and new genres. Art works will be studied in their cultural, social, and political contexts. Course requirements include frequent visits to Boston area galleries and museums at students' expense. Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART100A or ART332A or permission of the Department Chairperson.

Credits: 3.00

ART 440: Sculpture

Subtractive approaches will be covered with an emphasis on the development of a personal style. Required of Art majors in the 3-D Studio concentration.
3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 446: Color Photography

This is an introduction to the technical and aesthetic aspects of color photography. The theory of color, including color temperature and its effect on photographic image making, is explored. Experience with digital retouching is provided. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART344.

Credits: 3.00

ART 447: Large Format Photography (not Offered Every Year)

This is a course exploring basic technical and aesthetic application of the 4"x5" view camera. This is an advanced darkroom course involving shooting, film processing and printing. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART344.

Credits: 3.00

ART 448A: Photography Portfolio (not Offered Every Year)

This is an exploration of advanced techniques used in solving visual problems in both commercial photography and fine art photography. Guest professionals are invited to review final student portfolios. Field trips to commercial studios are included. Required of Art majors in the Photography concentration.Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Not open to students who have completed ART448.
Prerequisite: ART344.

Credits: 3.00

ART 449: Digital Studio Photography (not Offered Every Year)

This is a course that explores the digital aspects of the photographic medium, both technical and aesthetic. This is an advanced course involving the digital acquisition and manipulation of images through the use of both camera and computer. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
Prerequisite: ART344.

Credits: 3.00

ART 500: Directed Studies

An opportunity for qualified Art majors to pursue advanced independent research or studio projects under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
Prerequisites: Proposed project outline following established guidle lines must be submitted and meet with the approval of the faculty advisor and the Department Chairperson prior to registration.

Credits: 3.00

ART 501: Internship in Art

A program designed to provide on-the-job training and work experience. Students negotiate a commitment of time and services to an art-related business, agency, museum, gallery or individual.
Prerequisites: Senior Art major status and the approval of Department Chairperson.

Credits: 3.00

ART 600H: Honors in Art

An opportunity for qualified Senior Art majors to pursue a one or two semester research or studio project that exhibits substantial knowledge and creative achievement outside of the normal pattern of courses. Students must have the ability to work with a minimum of direction and supervision. A proposal must be submitted and approved.
Prerequisites: Senior Art major status with a minimum average of 3.5 in the major, Art faculty invitation, and the approval of the Department Chairperson prior to registration

Credits: 3.00

ART 702: Crafts Workshop

A workshop in 3-dimensional crafts. A variety of materials will be explored for their suitability to individual needs. Experiences will include clay, wood, metal and fabrics.

Credits: 3.00

ART 703: Teaching Photography in the Middle and High School

This graduate studio course introduces students to the methods, practices and materials involved in teaching photography at the Middle and High School levels. Both chemical and digital processes will be demonstrated and explored. Darkroom work will include basic black and white printing processes, alternative processes including pinhole photography and hand coated emulsion; digital work will include the basic use of Adobe Photoshop to manipulate images. The use of both film and digital cameras will be explored. This course is an elective for MAT Art students and for continuing education students with permission of instructor. Four scheduled studio hours, plus five open studio hours per week.
Prerequisites: ART326 or equivalent. Permission of instructor and/or acceptance in MAT Art program.

Credits: 3.00

ART 704: Printmaking - Screenprinting

An investigation of the theory, techniques and processes of screenprinting. The medium is explored as a viable means of artistic self expression. Four scheduled studio hours plus five open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 706: Art Printmaking-monoprint

An investigation of the theory, techniques and processes of monoprinting including stencil, collage, painted imagery, drypoint, and xerox transfer. The medium is explored as a viable means of artistic self expression. Four scheduled studio hours plus five open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 708: Research Methods in Contemporary Art Education

This graduate level course utilizes both on-line and traditional classroom learning environments to introduce students to research in the field of Art Education. Students become familiar with the examination and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative forms of research paradigms. By exploring how various methodologies are used to interpret different types of data, students begin to formulate well-designed research projects.

Credits: 3.00

ART 709: Curriculum Frameworks and State Standards in Art Education Programs

This graduate level course will examine the revised Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Students will strengthen their skills of integration and assessment as they create in depth, innovative art lesson plans. Students will create well-crafted units of study based upon the Pre-K -12 educational benchmarks set forth by the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the national Art Education Standards. Issues of review, state evaluations, and accreditation will be explored as students analyze a variety of contemporary curriculum models.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Art program.

Credits: 3.00

ART 710: Advanced Curriculum Development in Art Education

This graduate level course focuses upon philosophical issues, historical structures, and content for developing art education curriculum in the secondary school and in a variety of contexts where art is taught.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Art program.

Credits: 3.00

ART 714: Web Design in Studio Art

To design and develop a website, including the layout, composition, and content. It will cover planning, implementing, updating and maintaining a professional Web site, file formats, and introduction to HTML, HTML editing software, and additional Web software. Four scheduled studio hours plus five open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 717: Painting

A graduate level, studio course that will build upon students prior technical foundation. Through assignments and in-class projects, students will study the nature of raw artistic impulse while developing a mastery over various painting techniques and processes of critical thinking. This class will incorporate individual and group critiques and discussions. Four scheduled studio hours plus five open studio hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

ART 719: Relief-printmaking Workshop

An investigation of the relief process including wood and linoleum block printing, divided block printing, reduction and multiple block printing.

Credits: 3.00

ART 721: Drawing

An opportunity for free creative response to a variety of drawing materials. Class work will stress development of perception, knowledge and self-expression through various approaches.

Credits: 3.00

ART 730: Workshop in Ceramics

A workshop using clay as a material to provide learning experience in a three-dimensional medium. Basic exercises will include hand-building, wheel-throwing and sculpture. Students will be provided the opportunity to experiment with a variety of clay bodies and glaze formulations.

Credits: 3.00

ART 732: Topics in Contemporary Art

An examination of the major trends in the visual arts and art criticism from 1950 to the present. Media discussed includes painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and new genres. Art works will be studied in their cultural, social, and political contexts. Course requirements include frequent visits to Boston area galleries and museums at students' expense.

Credits: 3.00

ART 750: Cultural Diversity in Artistic Expression

The Institute explores different outlooks and forms of communication reflected in art of diverse cultures. It relates the visual arts to music, dance, language and other creative expressions. Ideas presented are applied to educational activities, studio arts and art historical research; students elect projects in one of these areas. Particularly recommended for teachers.

Credits: 3.00

ART 751: Introduction to Teaching Visual Arts Pre-k-12 (pre-practicum)

An introduction to the study of art education and the standards of the Massachusetts Department of Education Visual Arts Curriculum frameworks. Content includes the exploration of visual growth and art history in the Pre-K-12 curriculum. Current art education trends, cultural and ethnic influences, and working with children with special needs will be explored. Required of students enrolled in the Initial Licensure track of the MAT in Art.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Initial licensure track of the Master of Arts in Teaching Art program or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3.00

ART 752: Visual Arts Teaching Grades Pre-k-8 Initial Licensure (pre-practicum)

This pre-practicum course builds upon prior knowledge and experience provided in ART 751. Students examine and develop visual arts lesson plans and interdisciplinary units of learning. Required of all students in the MAT in Art-Grades Pre-K-8 Initial track. Three hours per week plus a field component of 25 hours (for semester) is required, including classroom observation and some assisting in local schools.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ART 751. Acceptance into the Grades Pre-K-8 Initial licensure track of the Master of Arts in Teaching Art program or permission of instructor. Reminder - All students must obtain a passing score on both parts of the Massachusetts Teachers' Test before applying to a Practicum placement.

Credits: 3.00

ART 753: Middle and High School Visual Arts Teaching Grades 5-12 Pre-practicum

An exploration of visual arts curriculum development utilizing instructional and assessment techniques. Students examine and develop units of learning directed towards grades 5-12 in the visual arts. A field component of 25 total hours of observations and some assisting in visual arts classroom in Massachusetts public schools are required. Required of student teaching candidates in the Initial track of the MAT in Art or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours per week plus completion of a total of 25 hours of field observations.
Prerequisite: ART751 and acceptance into the Initial track of the MAT in Art program or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3.00

ART 849: Preparation for Art Education Thesis and Final Exhibition

This course is a prerequisite for ART 850 and will prepare students to write a well-documented thesis. Students will make an extensive review of recent literature in the field of art education to develop a research topic in depth. In preparation for taking the study into the field, students will complete a summary of goals and purposes, and devise informed-consent documents. This course prepares students for the final exhibition of their artwork along with thematic and/or philosophical statements to accompany the artwork on display. Both traditional and electronic means of presentation will be taught. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of ART 708, Research Methods in contemporary Art Education and Permission of the Coordinator required.)

Credits: 3.00

ART 850: Art Education Thesis

The Art Education Thesis is the final course in the MAT in Art Education. Under the supervision of the MAT in Art Faculty Program Coordinator, students use their knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods within the field of Arts Education, to develop and implement well-crafted arts-based research in their art education classrooms. The course culminates in a written thesis, supporting exhibition and documentation.
Prerequisites: ART 849 and successful completion of all required courses within the Master of Arts in Teaching Art program and permission of Program Coordinator. Initial license and previously completed Initial License Practicum clinical experience.

Credits: 3.00

ART 875: Directed Study

An independent research project supervised by a member of the Art Faculty.

Credits: 3.00 - 6.00

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