Art

UW-PARKSIDE 2019-21 CATALOG
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College:
Arts and Humanities

Degree and Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts
Major - Art
Major - Graphic Design
Minor - Studio Art
Minor - Graphic Design
Certificate - Art History
Certificate - Design
Certificate - Digital Fabrication

Student Organizations/Clubs:
Art Club is the campus student organization that encourages a variety of student-directed events including a visiting artist series and an annual juried student exhibit to foster a greater awareness and participation in the visual arts.

AIGA (The Professional Organization for Design) The goal of this student group is to foster student involvement in the local design community, provide professional opportunities, and help students build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.

Career Possibilities:
Graphic designer, production designer, package designer, interactive designer, animator, illustrator, typographer, art historian, museum or gallery professional, art conservator, arts administrator, architect, freelance artist, studio artist, and public and private school art teacher. The major also prepares students for graduate studies and careers that require skills in creative problem solving, sophisticated visual communication, and independent thinking.

Department Overview

The Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers bachelor of arts degrees with majors in art and graphic design. These emphasize a thorough background in the visual arts with well-rounded experiences in both two and three dimensional studies, as well as in art history and visual culture.

Art students work in well-equipped, new spacious studios with a faculty seriously committed to quality teaching as well as to production, exhibition and publication in their own areas of professional specialization. To complement the studio work, art history course offerings explore periods from prehistory to contemporary art and visual culture, including graphic design. Exhibits in the three modern art galleries located in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, as well as lectures and workshops by visiting exhibiting artists complement the studio and classroom experience. Upon graduation, art majors may continue professionally in quality graduate programs or enter one of many career options. There are also minors in graphic design and art as well as certificates in art history, design, and museum studies. Students planning employment as freelance designers or independent artists might consider adding a business certificate in business fundamentals.
 

Program Level Outcomes

  1. Creativity: Using various art-making techniques, students create works that reveal and communicate their personal style and conceptual ideas. (Communication and Personal/Social Responsibility)
     
  2. Visual Analysis: Students analyze and evaluate the historical, formal, and conceptual components of artwork, including their own. (Reasoned Judgment)
     
  3. Communication: Students communicate competently in formats expected in the profession. (Communication)
     
  4. Personal and Social Responsibility: Students are responsible and thoughtful as contributors to visual culture and as members of UW-P studio/lab/lecture areas. (Personal and Social Responsibility)

Requirements for the Art Major (48-66 credits)

The art major provides a general art experience within an easily manageable, four-year completion program or an expanded major with the addition of one concentration consisting of 19 credits. Art majors must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average in the major to remain in the program. Art majors seeking a concentration must have an entrance and exit grade point average of 2.75 or higher in the concentration.

  1. Core Curriculum (47 credits)
    1. Foundation Studio and Graphic Design Courses (12 credits) These courses serve as prerequisites for most of the curriculum.
      Required courses:
      ART 102 Introduction to Two Dimensional Design 3 cr
      ART 103 Introduction to Three Dimensional Design 3 cr
      ART 104 Introduction to Digital Art 3 cr
      ART 122 Introduction to Drawing 3 cr
    2. Foundation Art History Courses (6 credits)
      1. Choose one course (3 credits)
        ART 100 Foundations of Art and Visual Culture 3 cr
        ART 125 Survey of World Art 3 cr
      2. Required course (3 credits)
        ART 226 Modern Art and Graphic Design 3 cr
    3. Developmental Drawing (3 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area.
      Choose one course:
      ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
      ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
      ART 330 Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
    4. Two Dimensional Experience (6 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
      Choose two courses:
      ART 251 Beginning Printmaking 3 cr
      ART 282 Beginning Painting 3 cr
      ART 288 Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
      ART 330 Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
      ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
      ART 351 Intermediate Printmaking 3 cr
      ART 382 Intermediate Painting 3 cr
      ART 388 Intermediate Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 422 Advanced Drawing 3 cr
      ART 430 Advanced Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
      ART 431 Figure Studio 3 cr
      ART 488 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
    5. Three Dimensional Experience (6 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
      Choose two courses:
      ART 203 Beginning Ceramics 3 cr
      ART 236 Beginning Sculpture 3 cr
      ART 238  Beginning Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
      ART 289 Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 303 Intermediate Ceramics 3 cr
      ART 336 Intermediate Sculpture 3 cr
      ART 338 Intermediate Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
      ART 389 Intermediate Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 489  Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
    6. Graphic Design Experience (3 credits)
      Choose one course:
      ART 105 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 cr
      ART 274 Typography I (Required for Graphic Design students) 3 cr
      ART 287 Topics in Graphic Design 3 cr
      ART 371 Digital Photography 3 cr
      ART 387 Topics in Graphic Design 3 cr
    7. Additional Art History or related coursework * (6 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area.
      1. Required course (3 credits)
        ART 391 Selected Topics in Art History 3 cr
      2. Choose one (3 credits)
        ANTH 200/ INTS 210 Cultural Anthropology 3 cr
        ANTH 315/ ART 315 Anthropology of Non-Western Art 3 cr
        ART 391 Selected Topics in Art History 3 cr
        ENGL 252 Introduction to Film  3 cr
        ENGL 266 Literary Analysis 3 cr
        PHIL 213 Aesthetics 3 cr
        *Other relevant, upper division courses that address the history of art or visual culture may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Art History advisor.
         
    8. Professional Practice (2 credits)
      Prerequisite: Junior level standing
      ART 392 Professional Practice 2 cr
    9. Upper Division Elective (3 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
      Choose one course:
      Two Dimensional Studio  
      ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
      ART 330 Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
      ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
      ART 351 Intermediate Printmaking 3 cr
      ART 382 Intermediate Painting 3 cr
      ART 388 Intermediate Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 422 Advanced Drawing 3 cr
      ART 430 Advanced Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
      ART 431 Figure Studio 3 cr
      ART 451 Advanced Printmaking 3 cr
      ART 482 Advanced Painting  3 cr
      ART 489 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
       
      Three Dimensional Studio  
      ART 303 Intermediate Ceramics 3 cr
      ART 336 Intermediate Sculpture 3 cr
      ART 338 Intermediate Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
      ART 389 Intermediate Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 403 Advanced Ceramics 3 cr
      ART 436 Advanced Sculpture 3 cr
      ART 438 Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
      ART 489 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
       
      Graphic Design  
      ART 371 Digital Photography  3 cr
      ART 372 Graphic Design I 3 cr
      ART 374 Typography II 3 cr
      ART 387 Topics in Graphic Design 3 cr
      ART 471 Advanced Digital Photography 3 cr
  2. Art Major Completion Options (1-19 credits)
    Students take either the Senior Critique Seminar capstone course to complete the standard 48 credit art major or they may choose one of three concentrations to complete their major. Students must have at least a 2.75 grade point average in the major to pursue a concentration. To earn the concentration, the minimum 2.75 grade point average in the major must also be met.

    Choose one option:
    1. Capstone (1 credit)
      Prerequisite: Senior level standing
      ART 497 Senior Critique Seminar 1 cr
    2. Studio Art Concentration (19 credits)
      To gain increased experience in studio art areas, students may select a concentration in either two dimensional studio art, three dimensional studio art, or interdisciplinary art. All three concentrations consist of an additional art history course, the exhibition capstone, and an additional 12 credits of studio course work related to the chosen concentration. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required to enter and exit the concentration.
      1. Two Dimensional Studio Art Concentration (19 credits)
        1. Required Additional Upper Division Art History* (3 credits)
          Each course can only count toward one requirement area.
          ART 391 Selected Topics in Art History 3 cr
          *Other relevant, upper division courses that address the history of art or visual culture may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the art history adviser.
           
        2. Two Dimensional Studio Art Courses (12 credits)
          Each course can only count toward one requirement area

          Choose four courses (three courses must be upper division):
          ART 251 Beginning Printmaking 3 cr
          ART 282 Beginning Painting 3 cr
          ART 288 Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
          ART 330 Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
          ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
          ART 351 Intermediate Printmaking 3 cr
          ART 371 Digital Photography 3 cr
          ART 382 Intermediate Painting 3 cr
          ART 388 Intermediate Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 399 Independent Study 3 cr
          ART 422 Advanced Drawing 3 cr
          ART 430 Advanced Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
          ART 431 Figure Studio 3 cr
          ART 451 Advanced Printmaking 3 cr
          ART 471 Advanced Digital Photography 3 cr
          ART 482 Advanced Painting 3 cr
          ART 488 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 499 Independent Study 3 cr
        3. Exhibition Capstone (4 credits)
          ART 493 Senior Studio 4 cr
      2. Three Dimensional Studio Art Concentration (19 credits)
        1. Required Additional Upper Division Art History* (3 credits)
          Each course can only count toward one requirement area.
          ART 391 Selected Topics in Art History 3 cr
          *Other relevant, upper division courses that address the history of art or visual culture may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the art history adviser.
           
        2. Three Dimensional Studio Art Courses (12 credits)
          Each course can only count toward one requirement area.
          Choose four courses (three courses must be upper division):
          ART 203 Beginning Ceramics 3 cr
          ART 236 Beginning Sculpture 3 cr
          ART 238 Beginning Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
          ART 289 Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 303 Intermediate Ceramics 3 cr
          ART 336 Intermediate Sculpture 3 cr
          ART 338 Intermediate Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
          ART 389 Intermediate Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 399 Independent Study 3 cr
          ART 403 Advanced Ceramics 3 cr
          ART 436 Advanced Sculpture 3 cr
          ART 438 Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
          ART 489 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 499 Independent Study 3 cr
        3. Exhibition Capstone (4 credits)
          Required course:
          ART 493 Senior Studio 4 cr
      3. Interdisciplinary Concentration (19 credits)
        1. Required Additional Upper Division Art History* (3 credits)
          Each course can only count toward one requirement area.
          ART 391 Selected Topics in Art History 3 cr
          *Other relevant, upper division courses that address the history of art or visual culture may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the art history adviser.
           
        2. Interdisciplinary Courses (12 credits)
          Each course can only count toward one requirement area.
          Choose four courses (three courses must be upper division):
           
          Two Dimensional Courses  
          ART 251 Beginning Printmaking 3 cr
          ART 282 Beginning Painting 3 cr
          ART 288 Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
          ART 330 Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
          ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
          ART 351 Intermediate Printmaking 3 cr
          ART 371 Digital Photography 3 cr
          ART 382 Intermediate Painting 3 cr
          ART 388 Intermediate Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 399 Independent Study 3 cr
          ART 422 Advanced Drawing 3 cr
          ART 430 Advanced Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
          ART 431 Figure Studio 3 cr
          ART 451 Advanced Printmaking 3 cr
          ART 482 Advanced Painting 3 cr
          ART 488 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 499 Independent Study 3 cr
           
          Three Dimensional Courses  
          ART 203 Beginning Ceramics 3 cr
          ART 236 Beginning Sculpture 3 cr
          ART 238 Beginning Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
          ART 289 Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 303 Intermediate Ceramics 3 cr
          ART 336 Intermediate Sculpture 3 cr
          ART 338 Intermediate Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
          ART 389 Intermediate Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 399 Independent Study 3 cr
          ART 403 Advanced Ceramics 3 cr
          ART 436 Advanced Sculpture 3 cr
          ART 438 Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
          ART 489 Advance Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
          ART 499 Independent Study 3 cr
           
        3. Exhibition Capstone (4 credits)
          Required course:
          ART 493 Senior Studio 4 cr


Note for students choosing the standard art major without a concentration (48 credits)
Students should be aware that the standard 48 credit art major has a limited number of built-in upper division courses. Without the added concentration course work, students may need to select additional upper division courses in order to meet the university’s graduation requirement of 36 upper division credits for a bachelor’s degree. These same students may also need to be prepared to take additional credits toward the 120 credits required for graduation. These credits can be gained by working toward a minor or certificate or by taking elective credits.

 

Requirements for the Graphic Design Major (68-69 credits)

The graphic design major includes the art core curriculum as well as courses in specialized areas pertinent to the commercial graphic design industry. In all, the major provides a holistic curriculum that offers diverse approaches to visual language. The emphasis of this curriculum is one that focuses on the designer as artist and not simply a technician. In addition, students in the major have opportunities to work with regionally-based clients within the classroom setting. This provides a sample of real-world experiences similar to those in the career field while still maintaining the mentorship of professional instructors.

All graphic design majors must maintain a minimum 2.75 grade point average in the major to remain in the program. If a student cannot maintain the required GPA, he/she may consider completing the 48-credit “general” art major and design certificate instead.

  1. Core Curriculum (47 credits)
    1. Foundation Studio and Graphic Design Courses (15 credits)
      These courses serve as prerequisites for most of the curriculum.
      Required courses:
      ART 102 Introduction to Two Dimensional Design 3 cr
      ART 103 Introduction to Three Dimensional Design 3 cr
      ART 104 Introduction to Digital Art 3 cr
      ART 105  Introduction to Graphic Design  3 cr
      ART 122 Introduction to Drawing 3 cr
    2. Foundation Art History Courses (6 credits)
      1. Choose one course (3 credits):
        ART 100 Foundations of Art and Visual Culture 3 cr
        ART 125 Survey of World Art 3 cr
      2. Required course (3 credits)
        ART 226 Modern Art and Graphic Design 3 cr
    3. Developmental Drawing (3 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area.
      Choose one course:
      ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
      ART 330 Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
      ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
    4. Two Dimensional Experience (6 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
      Choose two courses:
      ART 251 Beginning Printmaking 3 cr
      ART 282 Beginning Painting 3 cr
      ART 288 Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
      ART 330 Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
      ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
      ART 351 Intermediate Printmaking 3 cr
      ART 382 Intermediate Painting 3 cr
      ART 388 Intermediate Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 422 Advanced Drawing 3 cr
      ART 430 Advanced Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
      ART 431 Figure Studio 3 cr
      ART 488 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
    5. Three Dimensional Experience (6 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
      Choose two courses:
      ART 203 Beginning Ceramics 3 cr
      ART 236 Beginning Sculpture 3 cr
      ART 238 Beginning Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
      ART 289 Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 303 Intermediate Ceramics 3 cr
      ART 336 Intermediate Sculpture 3 cr
      ART 338 Intermediate Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
      ART 389 Intermediate Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 489 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
    6. Graphic Design Experience (3 credits)
      Required course:
      ART 274 Typography I 3 cr
    7. Additional Art History or related coursework * (6 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
      1. Required course (3 credits)
        ART 391 Selected Topics in Art History 3 cr
      2. Choose one (3 credits)
        ANTH 200/ INTS 210 Cultural Anthropology 3 cr
        ANTH 315/ ART 315 Anthropology of Non-Western Art 3 cr
        ART 391 Selected Topics in Art History 3 cr
        ENGL 252 Introduction to Film 3 cr
        ENGL 266 Literary Analysis 3 cr
        PHIL 213 Aesthetics 3 cr
        *Other relevant, upper division courses that address the history of art or visual culture may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the art history adviser.
         
    8. Professional Practice (2 credits)
      Prerequisite: Junior-level standing.
      ART 392 Professional Practice 2 cr
    9. Upper Division Elective (3 credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
      Choose one course:
      Two Dimensional Studio  
      ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
      ART 330 Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
      ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
      ART 351 Intermediate Printmaking 3 cr
      ART 382 Intermediate Painting 3 cr
      ART 388 Intermediate Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 422 Advanced Drawing 3 cr
      ART 430 Advanced Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
      ART 431 Figure Studio 3 cr
      ART 451 Advanced Printmaking 3 cr
      ART 482 Advanced Painting 3 cr
      ART 489 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
       

      Three Dimensional Studio

       
      ART 303 Intermediate Ceramics 3 cr
      ART 336 Intermediate Sculpture 3 cr
      ART 338 Intermediate Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
      ART 389 Intermediate Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
      ART 403 Advanced Ceramics 3 cr
      ART 436 Advanced Sculpture 3 cr
      ART 438 Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
      ART 489 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
       
      Graphic Design  
      ART 371 Digital Photography 3 cr
      ART 387 Topics in Graphic Design 3 cr
      ART 494 Art Internship 3-4 cr
  2. Graphic Design Course Work (18 credits)
    1. Required Graphic Design Foundations (6 Credits)
      ART 372 Graphic Design I 3 cr
      ART 374 Typography II    3 cr
    2. Advanced Graphic and Web Design Course Work (9 Credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
      Choose three courses:
      ART 377 Interactive Design I 3 cr
      ART 387 Topics in Graphic Design 3 cr
      ART 472 Graphic Design II 3 cr
      ART 477 Interactive Design II 3 cr
    3. Professional Seminar Capstone (3 Credits)
      Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
      Required course:
      ART 487 Design Portfolio  3 cr

 

Requirements for the Studio Art Minor (21 credits)

The basic objective of the art minor is to provide students from any area of study with the opportunity for a fundamental introduction to the field of visual art. To accomplish this, the student must complete 21 credits consisting of the following courses or their equivalents.

  1. Required Foundation Courses (9 credits)
    ART 102 Introduction to Two Dimensional Design 3 cr
    ART 103 Introduction to Three Dimensional Design 3 cr
    ART 122 Introduction to Drawing 3 cr
  2. Two Dimensional Experience (3 credits)
    Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
    Choose one course:
    ART 251 Beginning Printmaking 3 cr
    ART 282 Beginning Painting 3 cr
    ART 288 Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
    ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
    ART 330 Focused Drawing Topics 3 cr
    ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
  3. Three Dimensional Experience (6 credits)
    Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
    Choose two courses:
    ART 203 Beginning Ceramics  3 cr
    ART 236 Beginning Sculpture 3 cr
    ART 238 Beginning Woodworking and Furniture Design 3 cr
    ART 289 Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art 3 cr
  4. Art History (3 credits)
    Choose one course:
    ART 100 Foundations of Art and Visual Culture 3 cr
    ART 125 Survey of World Art 3 cr

     

 

Requirements for the Graphic Design Minor (30 credits)

This array of courses will allow the minor an opportunity to focus on the primary building blocks of graphic design. While the minor consists of the same graphic design courses as the Design Certificate, its additional coursework provides students further understanding of art and design principals, thus offering a more cohesive introduction to the field.

  1. Required Foundation Courses (15 credits)
    ART 102 Introduction to Two Dimensional Design 3 cr
    ART 103 Introduction to Three Dimensional Design 3 cr
    ART 104 Introduction to Digital Art 3 cr
    ART 105 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 cr
    ART 122 Introduction to Drawing 3 cr
  2. Design Courses (12 credits)
    Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
    Choose four courses:
    ART 274 Typography I 3 cr
    ART 287 Topics in Graphic Design 3 cr
    ART 372 Graphic Design I 3 cr
    ART 374 Typography II 3 cr
    ART 377 Interactive Design I 3 cr
    ART 387 Topics in Graphic Design 3 cr
    ART 472 Graphic Design II 3 cr
    ART 477 Interactive Design II 3 cr
  3. Art History (3 credits)
    Choose one course:
    ART 100 Foundations of Art and Visual Culture 3 cr
    ART 125 Survey of World Art 3 cr

 

Requirements for the Art History Certificate (18 credits)

The art history certificate permits students to study visual culture with a distinct emphasis on how aesthetics engage fundamental issues in politics, society, and culture. Students must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in the following courses to receive the art history certificate.

  1. Required Core Art History Courses (9 credits)
    ART 100 Foundations of Art and Visual Culture 3 cr
    ART 125 Survey of World Art 3 cr
    ART 226 Modern Art and Graphic Design 3 cr
  2. Required Upper Division Art History Coursework (6 credits)
    Each course can only count toward one requirement. Prerequisites apply.
    Take course two times with a different topic for a total of 6 credits:
    ART 391 Selected Topics in Art History 3 cr
  3. Additional Art History and Related Course Work (3 credits)
    Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Prerequisites apply.
    Choose one:
    ANTH 200/ INTS 210 Cultural Anthropology 3 cr
    ANTH 315/ ART 315 Anthropology of Non-Western Art 3 cr
    ART 391 Selected Topics in Art History 3 cr
    ENGL 252 Introduction to Film 3 cr
    ENGL 266 Literary Analysis 3 cr
    PHIL 213 Aesthetics 3 cr
    * Other relevant, upper division courses that address the history of art or visual culture may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the art history adviser.

 

Requirements for the Design Certificate (18 credits)

The design certificate provides basic training in how to create quality presentation and marketing materials. While this academic credential cannot compete with the skills acquired through the graphic design major, it does provide students with competitive e tools that may enhance their career goals and employability.

  1. Required Core Courses (9 credits)
    ART 102 Introduction to Two Dimensional Design 3 cr
    ART 104 Introduction to Digital Art 3 cr
    ART 105 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 cr
  2. Required Graphic Design Courses (9 credits)
    ART 274 Typography I 3 cr
    ART 372 Graphic Design I 3 cr
    ART 377 Interactive Design I 3 cr

 

Requirements for the Digital Design and Fabrication Certificate (10-12 credits)

The digital design and fabrication certificate is available to all students at the University and as a stand-alone certificate for members of the community seeking career development. The digital design and fabrication technology arc from drafting through 3D printing, Laser Cutting, Milling, and CNC are sought-after skills in the manufacturing industries, both locally and nationally.

  1. Foundation Courses (1-3 credits)
    Choose one:
    DFAB 170 CAD I - Sketchup 1 cr
    DFAB 171 CAD I - AutoCAD 1 cr
    DFAB 172 CAD I - Vectorworks    1 cr
    ART 104 Introduction to Digital Art 3 cr
    THEA 363 Lighting & Projection Design I 3 cr
    THEA 373 Scenic Design I 3 cr
    PHYS 216 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design 3 cr
  2. Required Digital Fabrication Courses (9 credits)
    DFAB 270 Digital Fabrication I 3 cr
    DFAB 370 Digital Fabrication II 3 cr
    DFAB 470 Digital Fabrication III 3 cr

 

 

Business Fundamentals Certificate

This certificate is available through the department of business. Art and graphic design majors who plan to work as freelance designers or independent studio artists will find this coursework beneficial to their career goals. Please see the business section of the catalog for more information.

 

Museum Studies Certificate

A certificate in museum studies is also available. Please see the geography and anthropology section of the catalog for more information.

 

World Wide Web Publishing Certificate

A certificate in World Wide Web publishing is available through the Computer Science Department. Please see the computer science section of the catalog for more information.

 

Pre-Architecture

Students transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in order to pursue a major in architecture must have taken a minimum of 24 credit hours and must have a GPA of no less than 2.50. Because admission into the architecture major is highly competitive, students should understand that those admitted to the program will have a GPA that is higher than 2.50. While a minimum of 24 credit hours is needed to transfer, students are advised to take no more than 40 credit hours prior to transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Within the 24-40 credit hour window, the following courses are especially appropriate for students considering the architecture major.

ART 103 Introduction to Three Dimensional Design 3 cr
ART 122 Introduction to Drawing 3 cr
ART 125 Survey of World Art 3 cr
ART 226 Modern Art and Graphic Design 3 cr
SPCH 105 Public Speaking 3 cr
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading 3 cr
ENGL 201 Advanced Composition 3 cr
GEOG 110 Introduction to Geography - World Regions 3 cr
MATH 113 Trigonometry 2 cr
PHYS 105 College Physics I  5 cr

Course work in geosciences or physical geography is highly recommended. It is also recommended that students satisfy their foreign language requirement prior to transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

Special Policies

Art majors must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in order to graduate without a concentration. All students earning an art major without a concentration must complete a minimum of 15 credits within the major at UW-Parkside.

Art majors with concentrations must have at least a GPA of 2.75 in the major to enter and earn the concentration. All students earning an art major with a concentration must complete a minimum of 21 credits within the major at UW-Parkside.

Graphic Design majors must have at least a 2.75 GPA in the major in order to graduate with the major in graphic design. All students earning a graphic design major must complete a minimum of 21 credits within the major at UW-Parkside.

Transfer students must have at least a 2.5 in their art and art history courses to be admitted into any art department major; once admitted, required GPAs apply to graduation eligibility.

Students may double major in art and graphic design provided that the art major is one with a concentration. Art majors may earn a minor in graphic design; graphic design majors may not earn a minor in art.

Field trips to local and regional art centers may be required as partial fulfillment of any particular art course.

The Art Department reserves the right to retain selected examples of student work completed in studio courses or photographic images of work for educational, promotional, or exhibition purposes.

Studio fees may be required for certain courses to cover basic material expenses.

The Art Department faculty values the learning experience in the classroom and has specific policies pertaining to absenteeism and classroom conduct. In regard to these policies it is important for students to know that regular attendance in class is mandatory and unexcused absences will affect the student’s final grade. Additionally, the Art Department expects its students to present an open, respectful, and professional attitude toward their course work, facilities, instructors and peers. Plagiarism in any form is not tolerated.

Courses in the Art Department may be audited only with approval of the instructor.

Courses in Art (ART)

100

Foundations of Art and Visual Culture
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduces basic concepts and techniques of visual analysis and explores key issues in art history and visual culture, including the western canon, gender, multiculturalism, modern and contemporary art, and the meanings of high art, craft, and design.

3 cr
102

Introduction to Two Dimensional Design
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Exploration of the visual language used in two-dimensional design, emphasizing the fundamental elements and principles of composition and color through lecture and studio problems. Lab fee.

3 cr
103

Introduction to Three Dimensional Design
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Exploration of the visual language used in three-dimensional design emphasizing the fundamental elements and principles through lecture and studio problems in a variety of sculptural processes. Lab fee.

3 cr
104

Introduction to Digital Art
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Explores the digital visual language through various software programs used in the fields of digital art, graphic design, web design, and digital fabrication, emphasizing the basic principles of composition through lecture and studio problems. Requires lab fee.

3 cr
105

Introduction to Graphic Design
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Explores introductory graphic design topics through various software programs, studio problems and class lectures. Requires lab fee.

3 cr
122

Introduction to Drawing
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Exploration of the media and process of drawing to develop a visual language for representing visual imagery and cultivating perceptual and conceptual awareness. Lab fee.

3 cr
125

Survey of World Art
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Examines art history from the prehistoric era to the present with a global perspective. Students will learn to apply visual analysis and to understand art in its social, political and historical context.

3 cr
203

Beginning Ceramics
Prereq: ART 103 or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
An introduction to the fundamental aesthetic concepts and technical methods of creating works in clay emphasizing historical and contemporary developments of ceramics. Students will be exposed to the basics of ceramics in wheel throwing, hand building, glazing and firing. Lab fee

3 cr
226

Modern Art and Graphic Design
Prereq (one of the following): ANTH 200, ART 100, ART 125, ENGL 266, HUMA 200, PHIL 213 or THEA 150. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Examines major movements and styles in art and graphic design since 1900 and introduces key critical concepts and theories used to understand and analyze this work.

3 cr
236

Beginning Sculpture
Prereq: ART 103. Freq: Fall.
Explores both historical and contemporary developments in sculpture emphasizing fundamental aesthetic concepts and technical methods. Directs students through three basic techniques: reduction, addition, and casting. Lab fee.

3 cr
238

Beginning Woodworking and Furniture Design
Prereq: ART 103 or consent of instructor. Freq: Spring.
Introduction into the craft of woodworking as it specifically relates to the art of furniture making. Both functional and aesthetic considerations will be explored as well as the history of furniture over the centuries. Lab fee.

3 cr
251

Beginning Printmaking
Prereq: ART 102, 122. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Investigates the following print processes: relief, intaglio, monotype, serigraphy and lithography. Emphasizes historical developments and the contemporary role of print media, both formally and functionally.

3 cr
274

Typography I
Prereq: ART 102, 104, and ART 105. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduces the theories and history of typography within the context of graphic design. Requires lab fee.

3 cr
282

Beginning Painting
Prereq: ART 102, 122. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduces the aesthetic, technical and thematic dimensions of oil painting as a fundamental visual language of expression from both traditional and contemporary perspectives. Lab fee.

3 cr
287

Topics in Graphic Design
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally
Explores selected topics in the field of graphic design. Focuses on diverse mediums, content, and projects. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Lab Fee.

3 cr
288

Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art
Prereq: ART 102, 122. Freq: Occasionally.
Special topics in two dimensional mediums including printmaking, painting, collage, photography, and book arts. Traditional and experimental materials and approaches will be explored. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Lab fee.

3 cr
289

Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Special topics in three dimensional mediums including metals, fibers, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, and book arts. Traditional and experimental materials and approaches will be explored. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Lab fee.

3 cr
290

Special Topics in Art
Prereq: Varies by topic.  Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in the visual arts and their interrelationship will be studied. Lab fee varies with topic.

1-4 cr
299

Independent Study
Prereq: Varies by topic. Consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Special projects selected by student and approved by instructor. Includes a detailed project proposal. Lab fee varies with topic.

1-4 cr
303

Intermediate Ceramics
Prereq: ART 203. Freq: Fall.
Further development of the fundamental aesthetic concepts and technical methods used in creating works in clay emphasizing historical and contemporary trends and artistic intent. Various firing methods will be addressed. Lab fee.

3 cr
315

Anthropology of Non-Western Art
Prereq: ANTH 100 or ART 125 or 126. Freq: Occasionally.
An anthropological examination of indigenous arts and material culture. Focus on functions of art related to social organization, belief systems, and culture change; includes selected prehistoric and contemporary art forms. Cross-listed with ANTH 315.

3 cr
322

Intermediate Drawing
Prereq: ART 102, 122.  Freq: Occasionally.
Explores the formal and conceptual possibilities of the drawn mark as a visual language incorporating historical references both traditional and contemporary. Lab fee.

3 cr
330

Focused Drawing Topics
Prereq: ART 102, 122. Freq: Occasionally.
Explores traditional or experimental drawing techniques and topics not introduced in regularly offered drawing courses. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Lab fee.

3 cr
331

Life Drawing
Prereq: ART 102,122. Freq: Occasionally.
Investigates the human form using diverse media with an emphasis on structural, anatomical, and personal expressive analysis. Lab fee.

3 cr
336

Intermediate Sculpture
Prereq: ART 236. Freq: Spring.
Further exploration of aesthetic concepts and technical methods used in sculpture while selecting from an expanded range of processes embracing fabrication, carving and casting. Lab fee.

3 cr
338

Intermediate Woodworking and Furniture Design
Prereq: ART 238 or consent of instructor. Freq: Spring.
Further exploration of design concepts in addition to the introduction of alternative joinery methods and materials as they relate to the craft of furniture making. Lab fee.

3 cr
351

Intermediate Printmaking
Prereq: ART 251. Freq: Fall.
Investigates one of the following: relief, intaglio, monotype, serigraphy and lithography. Emphasizes students’ individual vision and conceptual development as it relates to the printed multiple. Encourages contemporary discourse on printmaking. Lab fee.

3 cr
364

Digital Video
Prereq: ART 104. Freq: Occasionally.
Emphasis on storytelling through video, sound design, and manipulating footage using industry-standard digital editing software. Output for broadcasting, CD, DVD, and web markets. Lab fee.

3 cr
372

Graphic Design I
Prereq: ART 102, 104, 105. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Explores design history, theory, technique and the formal language of graphic communications. Requires lab fee.

3 cr
374

Typography II
Prereq: ART 274. Freq: Spring.
Utilization of the fundamentals of typography to solve complex design problems. Lab fee.

3 cr
377

Interactive Design I
Prereq: ART 105; and one of: ART 372; CSCI 130, 145, 241; MIS 221. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Explores the modern field of interactive design from a graphic designer’s viewpoint. Includes the conceptual and aesthetic approach to interactive design. Requires lab fee.

3 cr
382

Intermediate Painting
Prereq: ART 282. Freq: Spring.
Continues aesthetic and technical exploration of the painted image involving a variety of media. Lab fee.

3 cr
387

Topics in Graphic Design
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Explores topics in the field of graphic design. Focuses on diverse mediums, content, and projects.

3 cr
388

Intermediate Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Intermediate use of two dimensional mediums including printmaking, painting, collage, photography, and book arts.   Traditional and/or experimental materials and techniques will be explored. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Lab fee.

3 cr
389

Intermediate Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Intermediate topics in three dimensional mediums including metals, fibers, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, and book arts. Traditional and experimental materials and approaches will be explored. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Lab fee.

3 cr
390

Special Topics in Art
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq:  Occasionally.
Selected topics in the visual arts and their interrelationship will be studied at the intermediate level. Lab fee varies with topic.

1-4 cr
391

Selected Topics in Art History
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Examines selected topics in art history. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

3 cr
392

Professional Practice
Prereq: Art or graphic design major, junior standing; or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides insight into the professional aspects of studio art and graphic design fields. Includes professional application materials, photographic documentation, career options, post-baccalaureate pursuits, and the business of art and design.

2 cr
399

Independent Study
Prereq: Varies by topic; consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Special projects at an intermediate level chosen by a student and approved by instructor. Includes a detailed project proposal. Lab fee varies with topic.

1-4 cr
403

Advanced Ceramics
Prereq: ART 303. Freq: Fall.
Extended work in ceramic processes, with emphasis placed on gaining proficiency in the medium and in developing a personal body of artwork. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
422

Advanced Drawing
Prereq: ART 322 or 330 or 331. Freq: Occasionally.
Explores the aesthetic technical and thematic possibilities of the drawn mark, with emphasis on the development of the student’s personal vision. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
430

Advanced Focused Drawing Topics
Prereq: ART 322, 330 and 331. Freq: Occasionally.
Explores traditional or experimental drawing techniques and topics not introduced in regularly offered drawing courses. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
431

Figure Studio
Prereq: ART 331. Freq: Occasionally.
Emphasizes experimental exploration of the human form with an expressive focus in a variety of media with more individualized technical and aesthetic development. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
436

Advanced Sculpture
Prereq: ART 336. Freq: Spring.
Emphasizes the in-depth exploration of one or more recommended sculptural processes in relation to an individualized aesthetic point of view. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
438

Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design
Prereq: ART 338. Freq: Spring.
Investigates personal design aesthetic as it relates to construction, materials and methods of furniture making. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
451

Advanced Printmaking
Prereq: ART 351. Freq: Fall.
Studies print media and related forms. Portfolio creation and concept emphasis will coincide with the development of alternative print processes. Includes the broadening definition of printmaking. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
471

Advanced Digital Photography
Prereq: ART 371. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Continues practice in digital photography. Emphasizes conceptual development as it relates to the medium and students’ own creative visions. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
472

Graphic Design II
Prereq: ART 372, 374. Freq: Fall.
Analysis of issues related to branding, identity, and design. Emphasis is on the development of strong concepts which communicate effectively. Lab fee.

3 cr
477

Interactive Design II
Prereq: ART 377. Freq: Spring.
Examines advanced problems in interactive design from a designer’s viewpoint comprising the conceptual and aesthetic approach to interactive design including both static and dynamic forms. Requires lab fee.

3 cr
482

Advanced Painting
Prereq: ART 382. Freq: Spring.
Explores individual problems in painting using a variety of media. May be repeated for credit. Lab Fee.

3 cr
487

Design Portfolio
Prereq: ART 472 or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Students create, develop, and revise a professional-quality portfolio of design work appropriate to the student’s career goals that showcases the breadth and individuality of his or her work. May be in conjunction with student-acquired internships. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee

3 cr
488

Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Studio Art
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Delves into the advanced use of two dimensional mediums including printmaking, painting, collage, photography, and book arts. Explores traditional and experimental materials and techniques. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
489

Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Studio Art
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Delves into advanced topics in three dimensional mediums including metals, fibers, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, and book arts. Explores traditional and experimental materials and approaches at an advanced level. May be repeated for credit. Lab fee.

3 cr
490

Special Topics in Art
Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in art will be studied. Lab fee.

1-4 cr
493

Senior Studio
Prereq: Senior standing, department approval. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides opportunity for a rigorous, self-generated studio experience, focusing on the creation of a significant body of work as a culmination of the student’s undergraduate education in the visual arts.  Requires exhibition of artwork. May be repeated for credit with department permission. Lab fee varies by topic.

4 cr
494

Art Internship
Prereq: Art major, junior standing; consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Practical experience in studio and curatorial situations in business, industry, galleries and museums. Joint supervision by faculty member and organization representative. Maybe repeated for credit with department permission. Lab fee varies by topic.

1-4 cr
497

Senior Critique Seminar
Prereq: Art major, senior standing; or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Serves as a capstone for the art major not seeking a studio art concentration. Students will develop their understanding of art through criticism using oral critiques and written analysis. Field trips to local/regional galleries and museums.

1 cr
499

Independent Study
Prereq: Consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Special projects at an advanced level selected by student and approved by the instructor. Includes a detailed project proposal. Lab fee varies by topic.

1-4 cr

 

Courses in Digital Fabrication (DFAB)

170

CAD I-Sketchup
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer.
Introduces fundamentals of 2D and 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) using Sketchup including layer control, vector precision and manipulation, object grouping, dimensioning, and 3D printing. Requires lab fee.

1 cr
171

CAD I-AutoCAD
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer.
Introduces fundamentals of 2D and 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) using Autodesk AutoCAD including layer control, vector precision and manipulation, object grouping, dimensioning, and 3D printing. Requires lab fee.

 1 cr
172

CAD I-Vectorworks
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer.
Introduces fundamentals of 2D and 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) using Nemetschek Vectorworks including layer control, vector precision and manipulation, object grouping, dimensioning, and 3D printing. Requires lab fee.

1 cr
270

Digital Fabrication I
Prereq: One of the following: ART 104; DFAB 170, 171, 172; THEA 363, 463; or PHYS 216; or instructor consent. Freq: Spring.
Explores CAD function and practice for 2D and 3D digital fabrication for manufacturing, design, and production using industry standard software and practices to create introductory 2D Vinyl Cut, CNC routed, and advanced 3D Printed works. Requires lab fee.

3 cr
370

Digital Fabrication II
Prereq: DFAB 270; or instructor consent. Freq: Fall (even years).
Explores additional CAD function and practice for 2D and 3D digital fabrication for manufacturing, design, and production using industry standard software and practices to create 2D CNC, Laser Cutting, Vinyl Cutting, Plasma Cutting. Introduces 3D techniques in Milling and CNC. Requires lab fee.

3 cr
470

Digital Fabrication III
Prereq: DFAB 370 or instructor consent. Freq: Fall (even years).
Examines advanced CAD function and practice for 2D and 3D digital fabrication for manufacturing, design, and production using industry standard software and practices to create 2D CNC, Laser Cutting, Vinyl Cutting, Plasma Cutting, Digital Embroidery, and 3D Milling and CNC. Course culminates in a multi-medium digitally-fabricated product of the student’s design. Requires lab fee.

3 cr
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