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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "ARTT-Art Studio"

ARTT - Art Studio

ARTT 100 Two-Dimensional Design Fundamentals (3) Principles and elements of two-dimensional design. Introduction to visual communication.

ARTT 110 Elements of Drawing I (3) Fundamental concepts, media, and processes of drawing. Emphasis on observation and representation in combination with individual expression. Subject matter includes still life, human figure, nature, the built environment, and conceptual projects.

ARTT 150 Introduction to Art Theory (3) Fundamental concepts of global, philosophic, and critical art theory examined through various historic and contemporary texts, and the analysis of works of art.

ARTT 169 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ARTT 200 Three-Dimensional Art Fundamentals (3) Prerequisite: ARTT100 and ARTT110. Fundamental concepts of three-dimensional form and space examined through the manipulation and organization of various materials.

ARTT 208 Intermediate Special Topics in Art (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200 and ARTT110. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Development of student's work on an intermediate studio level within the context of a special topic.

ARTT 210 Elements of Drawing II (3) Prerequisite: ARTT110. Continuation of ARTT110 with additional emphasis on color, figure drawing, and contemporary issues.

ARTT 255 Introduction to Digital Art and Design Processes (3) Prerequisite: ARTT100 and ARTT110. Credit only granted for: ARTT255 or ARTT354. Formerly: ARTT354. Introduction to basic software and principles of digital imaging, and how they are applied to art and design. Topics covered: Digital image construction and manipulation, Vector-Based digital techniques layout, typography, etc), time-based digital techniques (video and audio composition and manipulation), and basic interactivity (web-design). Digital media used to explore visual principles established in ARTT100.

ARTT 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ARTT 320 Elements of Painting (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Concepts and fundamental processes of oil and/or acrylic painting.

ARTT 330 Elements of Sculpture: Metal Casting (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Sculptural concepts and fundamental processes related to metal casting.

ARTT 331 Elements of Sculpture: Steel (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Sculptural concepts and fundamental processes related to steel fabrication; torch cutting, welding, hot forging, and finishing.

ARTT 332 Elements of Sculpture: Stone (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Sculptural concepts and fundamental processes using stone and related materials.

ARTT 333 Elements of Sculpture: Wood and Mixed Media (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Sculptural concepts and fundamental processes using wood and mixed media.

ARTT 334 Elements of Sculpture: Assembled Form and Material (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Examines concepts and fundamental processes through a variety of materials, basic techniques and processes related to building, fabrication, and installation.

ARTT 340 Elements of Printmaking: Intaglio (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Concepts and fundamental processes related to etching, aquatint, and drypoint.

ARTT 341 Elements of Printmaking: Woodcut and Relief (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Concepts and fundamental processes related to woodcuts, linocuts, and other relief printing media.

ARTT 343 Elements of Printmaking: Screen Printing (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Concepts and fundamental processes related to silkscreen printing.

ARTT 344 Elements of Printmaking: Lithography (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Concepts and fundamental processes related to drawing, preparing, and printing images on lithograph stones or plates.

ARTT 353 Elements of Photography (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Introduction to black-and-white photography. Basic technical and aesthetic vocabulary, camera mechanics and darkroom techniques. Introduction to the photographic message and meaning in both fine art and design concept.

ARTT 355 Intermediate Graphic Design Principles (3) Prerequisite: ARTT150, ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT255; and must be admitted to the Graphic Design Concentration (Track 3). Credit only granted for: ARTT350 or ARTT355. Formerly: ARTT350. Investigation of basic concepts, history, techniques, and materials used by professional graphic designers, focusing on typography. Explores various aspects of design related to typography through examination and production of many types of finished work.

ARTT 356 Graphic Design Processes (3) Prerequisite: ARTT150, ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT255; and must have been admitted to Graphic Design Concentration (Track 3). Credit only granted for: ARTT351 or ARTT356. Formerly: ARTT351. Explores computer graphics and visual communcation principles in a time-based context. Examination of fundamental design principles through digital projects that involve photo manipulation, digital illustration, layout, animation, and web design.

ARTT 357 Interactive Design (3) Prerequisite: ARTT355 and ARTT356. In-depth exploration of interactive design and website construction. Emphasis on concept-driven and community-based projects using variety of interactive software programs.

ARTT 360 African American Art Theory: Exploration/Expression of Identity (3) Prerequisite: ARTT150. Credit only granted for: ARTT360 or HONR279C. Examines how African American artists have used their work to represent, reinvent, and subvert racial identity. By examining changes in modes of expression, formal concerns, and pictorial themes, it will explore the impact of black aesthetics in American art.

ARTT 361 Design Literacy: Decoding Our Visual Culture (3) Prerequisite: ARTT355 and ARTT356. Credit only granted for: ARTT361 or ARTT489L. Formerly: ARTT489L. Holistic presentation of design history and theory from pre-history to present. Covers primarily visual communication design and includes the interrelationship of interior-, furniture-, industrial-, fashion-design, and architecture.

ARTT 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ARTT 370 Elements of Digital Media (3) Prerequisite: ARTT150, ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT255; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Exploration of image creation and manipulation, interactivity, and linkages between digital audio and video. Emphasis on issues in contemporary digital art.

ARTT 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

ARTT 389 Department of Art Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Individual contractual agreement with faculty/mentor. Individualized assistantship in the teaching of a specified department course offering. Must have previously received an "A" grade for the class to be assisting.

ARTT 399 Department of Art Research Assistantship (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Individual contractual agreement with faculty/mentor. Individualized experiential learning developed in relation to art-related research issues.

ARTT 409 Study Abroad Special Topics IV (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ARTT 418 Advanced Drawing Studio (3) Prerequisite: ARTT200, ARTT210, and ARTT150; and must have completed one 300-level studio course. Or permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 12 credits. Multi-level drawing studio emphasizing advanced concepts and processes related to drawing; emphasis on contemporary art issues and individual directions.

ARTT 428 Advanced Painting Studio (3) Prerequisite: ARTT320. Repeatable to 12 credits. Multi-level painting studio emphasizing advanced concepts and processes related to oil and acrylic painting; emphasis on contemporary art issues and individual directions in chosen media.

ARTT 438 Advanced Sculpture Studio (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed one 300-level sculpture course; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 12 credits. Multi-level sculpture studio; continuation of media-specific sculpture courses with emphasis on contemporary art issues and individual directions in chosen media.

ARTT 448 Advanced Printmaking Studio (3) Prerequisite: Must have one 300-level printmaking course; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 12 credits. Multi-level printmaking studio; continuation of media-specific printmaking courses with emphasis on contemporary art issues and individual directions in chosen media.

ARTT 449 Advanced Photography Studio (3) Prerequisite: ARTT353; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Advanced photographic processes and theory. Emphasis on contemporary art issues and individual directions.

ARTT 454 Advanced Graphic Design Principles: Design in Society (3) Prerequisite: ARTT355 and ARTT356. Focus on social responsibility and community activism. History and theory of propaganda and advocacy-based design. Students explore current design practices, work individually, and collaborate in teams with non-profits or other clients with community-based or socio-cultural agendas. Research and writing-intensive course.

ARTT 455 Three Dimensional Graphic Design (3) Prerequisite: ARTT355, ARTT356, and ARTT357. Recommended: ARTT333. Credit only granted for: ARTT352 or ARTT455. Formerly: ARTT352. Continued exploration of advanced graphic design practices with primary emphasis on 3-D object and packaging design. Includes research, course reading discussion, oral presentations, and specific project assignments which will require a proficient level of hand-skills (craft) and computer skills.

ARTT 456 Motion Design (3) Prerequisite: ARTT355, ARTT356, and ARTT357; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Explores computer graphics and visual communication principles in a time-based context. Examination of fundamental design principles through digital projects that involve photo manipulation, digital illustration, layout, animation, and web design.

ARTT 457 Advanced Interactive Design (3) Prerequisite: ARTT357. Advanced concepts and technieques of interactive design and interactive software. Examination of corporate, client-based, and public service-based interactive graphic design. Emphasis on web-based interactive design structures.

ARTT 458 Graphic Design Portfolio (3) Prerequisite: ARTT454. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Creation of a comprehensive professional portfolio. Curriculum includes portfolio preparation and presentation, contracts, copyright issues, interviewing skills, resume and cover-letter writing, design briefs and proposals, and freelance business issues. Portfolio presentation includes basics of book arts.

ARTT 459 Advanced Graphic Design Studio (3) Prerequisite: ARTT454; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Student-run design firm working with non-profits and other organizations. Organizations act as clients; the students as a creative firm. Under guidance and supervision of faculty, students learn first-hand about working with clients, working within a budget, working with printers and press runs, and working under real deadlines.

ARTT 460 Seminar in Art Theory (3) Restriction: Senior standing. Exploration of relationship between content and processes of art in a contemporary multi-cultural context.

ARTT 461 Readings in Art Theory (3) Restriction: Senior standing; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Reading and critical analysis in contemporary art.

ARTT 463 Principles and Theory: African-American Art (3) Formerly: ARTH474. Principles basic to the establishment of aesthetic theories common to an ethnic or minority art examined through the works of art by Americans of African ancestry.

ARTT 464 Theories of Contemporary Global Artmaking (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Credit only granted for: ARTT464 or ARTT664. Theories of contemporary global artmaking. Examination of global contemporary art. Influence of colonization, availability of material, and development of images, objects, and ideas.

ARTT 468 Seminar on the Interrelationship Between Art and Art Theory (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The relationship between a student's work and the theoretical context of contemporary art.

ARTT 469 Professional Practice (3) Restriction: Senior standing; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Formerly: ARTT462. Business aspects of being an artist, with an emphasis on starting and maintaining a professional career.

ARTT 479 Advanced Digital Media Studio (3) Prerequisite: ARTT370; or permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Variable multi-level studio emphasizing advanced concepts and processes related to time-based, projection, installation, interactive, and audio/visual integrated digital art. Emphasis on contemporary art issues and individual directions.

ARTT 480H Honors Seminar (3) Team-taught seminar focusing on relationship between student's work and the theoretical context of contemporary art.

ARTT 481 Advanced Specialization Seminar (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art department. Seminar combines contemporary art theory, criticism, professional practice and career preparation in relation to students works from all areas of specialization.

ARTT 487 Capstone for Citation in Interdisciplinary Multimedia and Technology (1) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art department. Independent study: a paper or website synthesizing the various citation learning experiences.

ARTT 488 Advanced Special Topics in Graphic Design (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Variable topics in Graphic Design theory and practice.

ARTT 489 Advanced Special Topics in Art (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Development of student's work on an advanced studio level within the context of a special topic.

ARTT 498 Directed Studies in Studio Art (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Advanced independent work in Studio Art. Meeting with faculty and studio time arranged.

ARTT 499 Directed Studies in Graphic Design (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art department. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Advanced independent studies in Graphic Design. Meetings with faculty and studio time arranged.

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