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Art

Cynthia Colbert, Chair

Art Education Area

Professor
Cynthia Colbert, Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1978, Louise Fry Scudder Professor

Assistant Professors
Minuette Floyd, Ph.D., Florida State University, 1997
Karen Heid, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2004

Art History Area

Associate Professor
Bradford Collins, Ph.D., Yale University, 1980

Assistant Professors
Andrew Graciano, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2002
Carlton Hiughes, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2004
Laura Voight, Ph.D., Brown University, 2000

Media Arts Area

Professor
Walter V. Hanclosky, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1985

Associate Professor
Karla Berry, M.F.A., Art Institute of Chicago, 1985

Assistant Professors
Heidi Ray Cooley, Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2007
Laura Kissel, M.F.A., Northwestern University 1999
Jennifer Laffoon, M.F.A., University of Arizona, 2000
Joseph A. Milutis, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2001

Studio Art Area

Professors
Roy R. Drasites, M.F.A., University of Illinois, 1972
James Edwards, M.F.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972
Robert F. Lyon, M.F.A., Tyler School of Art/Temple University, 1977, Associate Chair

Associate Professors
Deanna M. Leamon, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 1982
Chris Robinson, M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, 1975
Peyton Rowe, M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1996
Virginia Scotchie, M.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1985
David Voros, M.F.A., Indiana University, 1994

Assistant Professors
Stephanie Nace, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2001
Kathleen Robbins, M.F.A., New Mexico State University, 2001


Overview

The Department of Art draws upon the strengths of multiple artistic and aesthetic disciplines, newer media, and information technology to provide superior instruction in the visual and media arts. The department seeks to foster and maintain an intellectual and physical environment that encourages and supports research, scholarship, artistic expression, and creative production.

The Department of Art offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Interdisciplinary Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts. The department is divided into four areas: art education, art history, studio art, and media arts. These areas offer seven separate programs of study leading to advanced graduate degrees.

1. Art education offers three degrees: The M.A. in Art Education, the I.M.A. in Art Education, and the M.A.T. in Art Education degrees.
2. Art history offers the M.A. degree.
3. Studio art offers the M.A. and M.F.A. degrees, with specializations in drawing, ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture (3-D studies), and printmaking*.
4. Media arts offers the M.A. degree.

*M.A. pending S.C. Commission on Higher Education approval.

Admission

Applicants for a graduate degree in the Department of Art must have a baccalaureate degree from an approved college or university and meet all requirements for admission and be accepted by The Graduate School.

Applications from potential students are reviewed twice yearly; application deadlines are February 10 for art studio; March 1 for the fall semester for art history, media arts, and art education; and November 1 for the spring semester for all areas.

Applications require:

1. completion of an application packet from The Graduate School;
2. official transcripts from all institutions attended, including proof of baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution;
3. acceptable scores on the Miller Analogies Test (35 and above) or the general area of the GRE (800 and above--art education majors only);
4. minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale;
5. two positive letters of recommendation from previous professors or work supervisors;
6. successful completion of prerequisites at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
7. completion of a written diagnostic questionnaire;
8. submission of a sample of scholarly writing (art history majors only);
9. submission of a slide portfolio of 20 recent art works reflecting the proposed major and minor areas of concentration;
Note: The photographic quality of slides will affect the evaluation of work.
(art studio and art education majors only)
10. submission by applicants whose native language is not English of a satisfactory score on the TOEFL or the IELTS Intl. Academic Course Type 2 exam; the minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 230 (computer-based) or 570 (paper-based); the minimum acceptable overall band score on the IELTS Intl. Academic Course Type 2 exam is 6.5;
11. measles immunization form (if born after December 1956).

Requirements

Residence and other basic requirements for degrees in art are those established by The Graduate School. Special degree requirements established by the Department of Art are described below. Additional information may be obtained from the director of graduate studies in the Department of Art.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts degree may be taken with majors in art history, studio art, media arts, applied art history, or art education. The candidate must complete a 30-hour program with a minimum of 15 hours in the area of emphasis. A comprehensive examination is required of all M.A. candidates. A thesis (or an approved museum project--applied art history only) is also required, for which the candidate may receive up to 6 hours of credit. The thesis course, ART_ 799, cannot be included in the 15-hour minimum requirement in the area of emphasis. At least half of all course work (exclusive of thesis) being applied to the degree must be at the 700 level.

Master of Arts in Art History

All students accepted into the program must take the M.A. proficiency examination in the history of art during the first semester of their residence. The examination consists of the identification and discussion of certain major movements from Western art history from antiquity to the present. Before the end of the second semester of study each student is expected to select an area of concentration. All art history majors are required to pass a reading proficiency test in a foreign language: German, French, Spanish, Italian, or by permission of the area, some other language.

The M.A. degree program in art history allows the graduate student an opportunity to concentrate the program of study in any of four core areas:

  • Ancient and medieval art and architecture
  • Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture
  • 18th- and 19th-century European art and architecture
  • 20th-century and contemporary art and architecture.

Students are required to take at least one course in each of the four areas. Students must also take ARTH 501 Methodlogies in Art HIstory in their first academic year.

Master of Arts in Art Education

The Master of Arts degree with a major in art education consists of 30 hours of graduate credit, including a thesis. Programs of study must include a minimum of 15 hours of graduate-level course work in art education. A minimum of 9 hours of electives may be taken in art education, studio art, art history, or other disciplines. A comprehensive exam and a defense of one's thesis are also required.

Master of Arts in Media Arts

The Master of Arts degree with a major in media arts provides advanced education in media production, research, or management. Students seeking to pursue this master's degree should have academic or work experience in media or the arts. Those who enroll in this program should be able to use technology for creative purposes.

The Master of Arts degree with a major in media arts requires 30 hours of course work, which includes 12 to 18 hours of media arts course work (MART 705, 706, 791, and 796 are required) and 6 to 12 hours of cognate study. Students must write a comprehensive examination and prepare a project or thesis for 6 hours of credit. Students must concentrate in one of the following fields: still photography, moving images (video or film), multimedia, scriptwriting, or audio.

Master of Arts in Studio Art

The Master of Arts degree with a major in studio art consists of 30 hours of graduate credit, including a thesis. Programs of study must include a minimum of 15 hours of graduate-level course work in art studio. A minimum of 9 hours of electives may be taken in art education, studio art, art history, or other disciplines. A comprehensive exam and a defense of one's thesis are also required.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Art Education

Eligibility for admission is limited to those persons seeking initial certification. The M.A.T. degree requires 30 semester hours of graduate-level course work, 6 to 15 credits in professional education, and 15 to 24 credits in the teaching content area. Additionally, candidates must complete minimum South Carolina certification requirements for a Class I professional certification in the teaching content area and in professional education. Thus, candidates must complete additional deficiencies in course work in professional education and/or their teaching content area at the undergraduate and graduate levels as necessary. They must also pass a written comprehensive examination.

Interdisciplinary Master of Arts (I.M.A.) in Art Education

The Interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree with a major in art education is designed for college graduates who already hold a professional certificate in art or who are academically certifiable by virtue of course work previously earned. Upon completion of the I.M.A. degree program, recipients will be eligible for a South Carolina Class I certificate in art. Major emphasis in this program is placed on course work in the teaching area. The I.M.A. degree requires 33 hours of graduate-level course work with 9 credits in professional education, 21 credits in art and art education, and 3 credits in an elective course that addresses current issues and concerns of teachers. Candidates must also pass a written comprehensive examination.

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Studio Arts

The University of South Carolina offers the M.F.A. degree program with a major in studio arts. Within the major, studies specialize in drawing, ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture (3-D studies), and printmaking*. The M.F.A. degree provides the opportunity for professional growth and mastery of skills in the selected major and minor areas of concentration in studio art. Completion of the degree primarily affirms a candidate's mastery in studio production. Also, through competitively assigned assistantships, opportunities are provided for candidates to develop professional competency in the teaching of studio art. The M.F.A. degree requires a minimum of 60 hours of graduate level course credit and a combined undergraduate and graduate total of 124 credit hours in art. The M.F.A. program itself consists of 60 credit hours: 33 hours of art studio; 12 hours from a group that comprises art history, theory, criticism, and art education; 6 to 9 hours of a creative terminal project, including a written proposal and project documentation; and 6 to 9 hours of electives. An oral defense of the project is also required.

*M.A. pending S.C. Commission on Higher Education approval.


Course Descriptions

Art Education (ARTE)

  • 520 -- Art for Elementary Schools. (3) Methods of teaching art to elementary and preschool children. Major emphasis will be given to relevant studio experiences.
  • 530 -- Art of Children. (3) A study of prominent theories of the artistic development of children from infancy through adolescence. Students will examine children's art from various age groups and apply theoretical explanations to these observations.
  • 535 -- Children's Artistic and Aesthetic Development. (3) (Prereq: art education majors only) Theories of the artistic development of children (including special needs) from infancy through adolescence. Apply theoretical explanations to observations made in art classrooms.
  • 540 -- The School Art Program. (3) (Prereq: ARTE 520 or consent of instructor) An introduction to art education as a profession. The history, curricular development, and current issues are examined. Students practice proven teaching techniques.
  • 541 -- Practicum in Art Education. (1) (Coreq: ARTE 540) A sequence of supervised practicum experiences in middle and secondary school art education settings. Seminars and group discussions.
  • 550 -- Incorporating New Media in Art Education. (3) Applications new media such as digital photography, sound, and other interactive hypermedia for the art classroom. Emphasis on integrating art production with art history, criticism, and aesthetics.
  • 555 -- Art Criticism. (3) Critical skills in viewing, interpreting, and communicating meanings of visual art works. Experiences in art appreciation and aesthetic sensitivity.
  • 560 -- Interdisciplinary Art. (3) An exploration of the common aspects and interrelationships of the visual arts, music, theatre, and dance.
  • 565 -- Field Experience Seminar. (3) (Coreq: EDSE 471 Directed Teaching)
  • 595 -- Art Education Workshop. (1-6) A workshop especially for teachers and prospective teachers, featuring practical art experiences and projects for elementary and secondary school. Topic varies with suffix.
  • 701 -- Seminar in Art Education. (3) Research methods used in art education and related areas.
  • 702 -- Problems in the Teaching of Art. (3) Problems in teaching a discipline-based approach to art education; examination of the lives and works of famous artists and production of teaching materials.
  • 703 -- Issues and Trends in Art Education. (3) Subject-centered approach to art history; the interrelationship of art and society, and the significance of art in social change.
  • 704 -- School and Community Arts Management. (3) Study of the processes and competencies for art supervision and management in schools and communities.
  • 705 -- Program Development in Art. (3) Comprehensive studies of curriculum designs and methods, methods and technologies from modernist to postmodernist assumptions in elementary and high school art education programs.
  • 750 -- Interactive Technology for Art Teachers. (3) Interactive technology in art programs using the computer as a creative tool in art education.
  • 790 -- Problems in Art Education. (3) May be repeated up to a maximum of nine hours.
  • 799 -- Thesis Preparation. (1-9)

Art History (ARTH)

  • 501 -- Methodologies in Art History. (3) A seminar for art history majors and graduate students in the history and various methodologies of the discipline.
  • 511 -- Etruscan Art and Archaeology. (3) Seminar in the art and civilization of the pre-Roman Etruscan peoples of Italy. Slide lectures, discussion sessions, and some examination of archaeological field methods and pottery classification.
  • 514 -- Topics in Ancient Art. (3 each) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 519 -- Topics in Medieval Art. (3 each) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 520 -- History of Renaissance Painting. (3) An analysis of the paintings and painters of importance during the period of the Renaissance in Europe.
  • 521 -- History of Renaissance Sculpture. (3) A survey of the major developments in the art of sculpture associated with the European Renaissance.
  • 522 -- History of Renaissance Architecture. (3) European architecture and architectural theory during the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • 523 -- Florentine Art. (3) The artistic development of Florence from the age of Giotto to that of Michelangelo as seen in the context of social and cultural developments.
  • 524 -- Topics in Renaissance Art. (3 each) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 525 -- History of Baroque Painting. (3) (Prereq: ARTH 106 or 325 or 326 or consent of instructor) 17th-century European painting.
  • 526 -- History of Baroque Sculpture. (3) (Prereq: ARTH 106 or 325 or 326 or consent of instructor) 17th- and 18th-century European sculpture.
  • 527 -- History of Baroque Architecture. (3) (Prereq: ARTH 106 or 325 or 326 or consent of instructor) The architecture of Europe in the 17th century with special attention to the major architects of Italy, France, Germany, and England. Topics to be included are: the church, the palace, the garden, and city planning.
  • 529 -- Topics in 18th-Century Art. (3 each) (Prereq: ARTH 106 or 327 or consent of instructor) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 534 -- Topics in 19th-Century Art. (3 each) (Prereq: ARTH 106 or 330 or consent of instructor) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 535 -- History of Modern Painting. (3) A detailed examination of 20th-century painting.
  • 536 -- History of Modern Sculpture. (3) The development of sculpture in the 19th and 20th centuries with special attention to contemporary tendencies.
  • 537 -- Topics in Modern Architecture. (3 each) (Prereq: ARTH 106 or 337 or consent of instructor) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 539 -- Topics in Modern Art. (3 each) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 540 -- History of American Painting. (3) Important aspects of American painting with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • 542 -- History of American Architecture. (3) A consideration of the evolution of architecture in America including aspects of town and city planning.
  • 543 -- The History of American Antiques and Decorative Arts. (3) A survey of our material culture concentrating upon the evolution of styles.
  • 544 -- Topics in American Art. (3 each) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 549 -- Topics in Non-Western Art. (3 each) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 550 -- Trends in Art History. (3) A critical examination of the development of the discipline of art history and an analysis of its major trends and theoretical positions.
  • 555 -- History of Documentary Film. [=FILM 555] (3) History, theory, and practices of documentary film studied via screenings, readings, and lectures.
  • 557 -- History of Printmaking. (3) Technical, aesthetical, and historical study of the development of printmaking.
  • 560 -- Museology I. (3) The history and theory of museums and an introduction to museum practices in the setting of a multi-disciplinary institution. Practical experience provided through the various units of the University Museums.
  • 561 -- Museology II. (3) Museum practices emphasizing the conservation, installation, and interpretation of the object in the context of an art museum. Practical experience provided through the Columbia Museum of Art.
  • 562 -- Art Conservation. (3) History, theory, practices, ethics, and procedures of modern art conservation. Practical experience provided through the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology.
  • 569 -- Topics in Film History. (3) (Prereq: one film course [FILM 240 or MART 270 or ENGL 565 or 566 or THSP 580] or consent of instructor) Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of courses by suffix and title.
  • 590 -- Topics in Art History. (3 each) (Prereq: ARTH 105 or 106 or 300-level ARTH course or consent of instructor) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 720 -- Problems in Renaissance Art. (3)
  • 725 -- Problems in Baroque and Rococo Art. (3) (Prereq: A course in baroque or 18th-century art)
  • 730 -- Problems in 19th-Century Art. (3)
  • 735 -- Problems in 20th-Century Art. (3)
  • 737 -- Contemporary Trends in Visual Arts. (3) A history of art seminar focusing on contemporary trends in the visual arts.
  • 769 -- Problems in Film History. (3) (Prereq: One course from: FILM 240, MART270, ENGL 565, 566, or THSP 580) Topic varies with suffix.
  • 790 -- Problems in Art History. (3) May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 hours.
  • 799 -- Thesis Preparation. (1-9)

Art Studio (ARTS)

  • 500 -- Visual Meaning. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 103, 104, 111, 112 or consent of instructor) The analysis, structuring, and production of individual works of art using traditional and nontraditional approaches.
  • 501 -- Art Business. (3) Business practices for the studio artist. Contracts, portfolio preparation, promotion, alternate professions, museums, galleries, copyright, and shipping will be discussed.
  • 510 -- Painting I. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 411 or consent of instructor) Further development of individual approaches to painting.
  • 511 -- Painting II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 510 or consent of instructor) Further development of individual approaches to painting.
  • 512 -- Introduction to Watercolor. (3) An introduction to the transparent American watercolor technique.
  • 513 -- Advanced Watercolor. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 512 or consent of instructor) Advanced techniques of watercolor with emphasis on individual creative expression.
  • 514 -- Workshop: Painting. (3) Advanced study in various painting problems, content varies with suffix.
  • 515 -- Printmaking I. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 416 or consent of instructor) Further development of individual approaches to printmaking.
  • 516 -- Printmaking II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 515 or consent of instructor) Further development of individual approaches to printmaking.
  • 517 -- History of Printmaking. (3) Technical, aesthetical, and historical study of printmaking.
  • 519 -- Workshop: Printmaking. (3) Advanced investigation and analysis of various printmaking techniques. Topic varies with suffix.
  • 520 -- Ceramics I. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 421 or consent of instructor) Further development of a personal approach to the ceramic process, supported by an investigation of ceramic history.
  • 521 -- Ceramics II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 520 or consent of instructor) Further development of a personal approach to the ceramic process, supported by an investigation of ceramic history.
  • 524 -- Workshop: Ceramics. (3) Advanced investigation and analysis of problems and methods in ceramics. Topics vary with suffix.
  • 525 -- Three-Dimensional Studies I. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 426 or consent of instructor) Personal concepts and expressions in various three-dimensional media.
  • 526 -- Three-Dimensional Studies II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 525 or consent of instructor) Personal concepts and expressions in various three-dimensional media.
  • 529 -- Workshop: Three-Dimensional Studies. (3) Investigation and analysis of various three-dimensional concepts, processes, and techniques. Content varies with suffix.
  • 530 -- Drawing I. (3) (Prereq: graduate standing or consent of instructor) Further development of individual approaches to drawing with emphasis on intellectual and visual perception as content.
  • 531 -- Drawing II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 530) Further development of individual drawing with emphasis on intellectual and emotive approaches.
  • 532 -- Advanced Life Drawing. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 233 or consent of instructor) Human anatomy and instruction in drawing and painting the model from life in a variety of media.
  • 535 -- Fiber Arts I. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 436 or consent of instructor) Advanced study in the processes and materials of fiber arts.
  • 536 -- Fiber Arts II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 535 or consent of instructor) Advanced study in the processes and materials of fiber arts.
  • 537 -- Papermaking. (3) The art and techniques of handmade paper.
  • 539 -- Workshop: Fiber Arts. (3) Advanced study in various technical aspects of fiber arts. Topic varies with suffix.
  • 545 -- Internship in Graphic Design. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 446) Work experience at a visual communication place of business. Visual communication design concentration (art studio major) only.
  • 546 -- Graphic Design II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 545) Advanced individual projects in graphic design.
  • 555 -- Jewelrymaking I. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 456, graduate standing or consent of instructor) The development of individual directions in jewelrymaking.
  • 556 -- Jewelrymaking II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 555, graduate standing, or consent of instructor) The development of individual directions in jewelrymaking.
  • 558 -- Crafts. (3) Contemporary applications of traditional craft media, emphasizing the design and conceptual development of works of art.
  • 559 -- Workshop: Jewelrymaking. (3) Advanced study in various technical aspects of jewelrymaking. Topic varies with suffix.
  • 560 -- Photography I. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 361 or consent of instructor) Further development of individual approaches to photography.
  • 561 -- Photography II. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 560 or consent of instructor) Further development of individual approaches to photography.
  • 564 -- Workshop: Photography. (3) Advanced investigation and analysis of problems in photography. Topic varies with suffix.
  • 570 -- Visual Arts Computing. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 102 or consent of instructor) Advanced visual arts computing techniques in using software such as Photoshop, Studio Pro, and Netscape.
  • 590 -- Video Art: Theory and Practice. (3) Television as a medium; small format video systems are used in the creation of individual projects.
  • 710 -- Painting. (3) May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.
  • 715 -- Printmaking. (3) May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.
  • 720 -- Ceramics. (3) May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.
  • 725 -- Three-Dimensional Studies. (3) May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.
  • 730 -- Drawing. (3) May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.
  • 735 -- Fiber Arts. (3) May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.
  • 760 -- Photography. (3) (Prereq: ARTS 561) May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.
  • 790 -- Special Topics in Art. (3) Individually directed studies in art. Content varies with instructor. May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 hours.
  • 799 -- Thesis Preparation. (1-9)
  • 810 -- Painting. (3) (Prereq: M.F.A. degree candidate status) May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.
  • 815 -- Printmaking. (3) (Prereq: M.F.A. degree candidate status) May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.
  • 820 -- Ceramics. (3) (Prereq: M.F.A. candidate status) May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.
  • 825 -- Three-Dimensional Studies. (3) (Prereq: M.F.A. degree candidate status) May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.
  • 830 -- Drawing. (3) (Prereq: M.F.A. candidate status) May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.
  • 835 -- Fiber Arts. (3) (Prereq: M.F.A. degree candidate status) May be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours.
  • 860 -- Photography. (3) (Prereq: M.F.A. degree status) May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 hours.
  • 890 -- Special Topics in Art. (3) (Prereq: M.F.A. candidate status) May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 hours.
  • 896 -- Project. (3) (Prereq: M.F.A. degree candidate status) Formulation of a proposal for a creative terminal project and initiation of that project. Pass-Fail Grading.
  • 897 -- Project. (3-6) (Prereq: M.F.A. degree candidate status and ARTS 896) Creation of creative terminal project.

Media Arts (MART)

  • 521 -- Screenwriting. (3) (Prereq: MART 110, 321) Elements of style and construction of script formats with emphasis on film and dramatic styles.
  • 522 -- Writing for Corporate Media. (3) (Prereq: MART 321 or consent of instructor) Proposals, treatments, and various script formats for corporate media.
  • 525 -- Elementary Methods for K-12 Art Certification. (3) (Prereq: art education majors) Curriculum, methods, and materials for teaching art to elementary and preschool children.
  • 541 -- Advanced Audio Art. (3) (Prereq: MART 341 or consent of instructor) Advanced production skills in recording, editing, processing, synthesis. History of technology, culture, and theories of electronic sound-based art.
  • 542 -- Principles of Sound Use for Media. (3) (Prereq: MART 341 or consent of instructor) Audio for media production; midi applications and synchronization methods using time code; digital audio software.
  • 551 -- 16 mm. Filmmaking. (3) (Prereq: MART 210, 341, 371, or consent of instructor) Theory and practice of 16mm. film production and post-production.
  • 552 -- Narrative Production. (3) (Prereq: MART 210, 371) Design, preproduction, production, postproduction, and analysis of the narrative structure.
  • 553 -- Documentary Production. (3) (Prereq: MART 210, 371) Theory and practice of documentary media production.
  • 561 -- Advanced Black and White Photography. (3) (Prereq: MART 262 or consent of instructor) Zone system, toning, archival processing, and advanced darkroom technique; development of personal style. Introduction to large format.
  • 562 -- Advanced Photography Color Processes. (3) (Prereq: MART 262 561) Alternative and digital color processes using 35mm and large format equipment, nontraditional photo methods, and digital applications.
  • 571 -- Multi-Camera Video Production. (3) (Prereq: MART 210, 341, 371, or consent of instructor) Theory and practice of studio video production, editing, and Webcasting.
  • 572 -- Single Camera Video Production. (3) (Prereq: MART 210, 341, 371, or consent of instructor) Theory and practice of electronic field production and digital post-production.
  • 581 -- Interactive Computer Media Arts. (3) (Prereq: MART 380 or consent of instructor) Theory and practice of the creative and development processes of fixed media--CD Rom, DVD, and kiosks.
  • 582 -- Interface Design for Media Arts. (3) (Prereq: MART 380) Computer interface development, including the tools, aesthetics, and processes utilized in user-centered interfaces for a variety of computer-based media arts applications.
  • 583 -- Animation. (3) (Prereq: MART 210 and 371) A study of animation as a media art form. Students will create animations using traditional or digital technologies.
  • 590 -- Special Topics in Media Arts. (3) Selected topics in media arts. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title.
  • 705 -- Creativity in the Media Arts. (3) Theories of creativity as they relate to modern media technologies and production.
  • 706 -- Media Production and Distribution. (3) Aspects of copyright and distribution which affect media productions. Special emphasis on the requirements placed on various formats for distribution.
  • 710 -- Principles of Production: Theory and Practice. (3) Theoretical and practical concepts related to contemporary media practice and video production.
  • 790 -- Independent Study. (3) Specialized study in production or research related to media arts.
  • 791 -- Seminar in Media Administration. (3) Issues related to the management of production and corporate media.
  • 796 -- The Role of Research in Media Production. (3) Methods of research in planning and evaluating media productions. Emphasis on analyzing audience characteristics and success of production in achieving goals.
  • 797 -- Practicum in Media Production. (3) Field experience in one of the following media arts areas: still photography, moving images (video-film), multi-imaging, multimedia, scriptwriting, or audio.
  • 798 -- Project. (1-6) Scholarly and/or creative activity to develop a major product in the media arts including photography, video/film, audio, multimedia, or scriptwriting. Pass/Fail grading.
  • 799 -- Thesis Research and Preparation. (1-6)

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