Art History Courses

ARH
151
FA
Hours
3
Intro to Visual Arts

Not applicable to the studio or art history majors or minors. Introduction to the appreciation of art through an examination of the nature, themes, and purposes of art, the exploration of visual arts media and methods; and a survey of art history and artistic masterpieces.

Fine Arts
ARH
252
FA
Hours
3
Survey of Art I

Survey of major examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the prehistoric through the medieval periods.

Fine Arts
ARH
253
FA
Hours
3
Survey Of Art II

Survey of major examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance through the modern periods.

Fine Arts
ARH
254
FA
Hours
3
Survey Of Art III

Survey of major examples of painting, sculpture, and the applied arts of India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

Fine Arts
ARH
291
Hours
3
Special Projects

This number is used for special projects determined by the instructor or for independent research projects proposed by students. In the latter case, the project must be approved by a sponsoring faculty member and the department chairperson. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

ARH
351
Hours
3
Ancient Art

A survey of the contributions of Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the development of Western architecture, sculpture, and painting.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 252
ARH
352
Hours
3
Early Christian Byzantine Art

This course focuses on major monuments of painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as wider visual culture, produced in the Early Christian West and the Byzantine Empire 312-1453 CE. Attention will be paid to major styles/developments with reference to relevant social, political, religious, historical and technical issues.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 252
ARH
358
Hours
3
Islamic Art and Architecture

A survey of the material and artistic products of the Islamic world, from the seventh to seventeenth centuries.

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 200 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor.
ARH
360
Hours
3
Early Medieval Art

This course focuses on major monuments of painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as wider visual culture, produced in Western Europe between 500-1150 CE. Beginning with backward glances at Roman traditions, special attention is focused on works of art representative of major styles/developments during the focus period with reference to relevant social, political, religious, historical and technical issues.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 252
ARH
361
W
Hours
3
Late Medieval Art

This course examines the wealth of visual and material cultures of Europe and the broader Mediterranean from roughly 1200-1450. Materials considered will include sculpture, architecture, painting and manuscripts, as well as metal work and enamels, ivories, textiles, and portable objects from both European and non-Western cultures. Objects and monuments will be explored within their relevant social, political, religious, cultural and historical contexts.

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 200 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor.
Writing
ARH
362
Hours
3
Medieval Art

This course examines the wealth of visual and material cultures of Europe and the broader Mediterranean from roughly 1000-1250. Materials considered will include sculpture, architecture, painting and manuscripts, as well as metal work and enamels, ivories, textiles, and portable objects from both European and non-Western cultures. Various course themes may include the natures of religious and devotional art; the intersections between faith and power; the influence of non-Western societies and artworks on Western medieval culture; and the various roles of art in medieval societies. Objects and monuments will be explored within their relevant social, political, religious, cultural and historical contexts.

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 200 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor
ARH
363
Hours
3
Masterpieces Of Spanish Art

Selected monuments of peninsular Spanish art from the prehistoric period to the contemporary period.

ARH
365
Hours
3
Northern Renaissance Art

This course provides students with a survey of painting, sculpture and architecture produced in Northern Europe (France, Flanders, Germany, England) between 1350 and 1600, concentrating on knowledge of major monuments and artists. Beginning with backward glances at the fourteenth century, attention will be focused on developments and major themes important to study of the period (including relations between North and South, the status of the artist, and the impact of religious change on works of art), thus encouraging students to have a long-range view of the traditions behind the focus works.

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 200 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor
ARH
367
Hours
3
Art Patronage Florence

Survey of the art of Florence emphasizing the artists and the patrons, such as the religious orders, guilds, and private families who created the Renaissance style in painting, sculpture, and architecture.

ARH
368
Hours
3
Early Renaissance Art

This course provides students with a survey of painting, sculpture and architecture during the early Italian Renaissance in major city centers, concentrating on knowledge of major monuments and artists. Attention will be focused on fourteenth-century traditions, fifteenth-century developments, and major themes important to study of the period (technical innovations, the inheritance and influence of antiquity, the status of the artist, religious and political symbolism, the requirements of patrons and the market, and the impact of social conditions and historical events).

Prerequisite(s): ARH 253
ARH
369
Hours
3
Later Italian Renaissance Art

This course provides students with a survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in the later Italian Renaissance (c. 1480-1580) in major city centers, concentrating on knowledge of major monuments and artists. Beginning with backward glances at the fifteenth century, attention will be focused on sixteenth-century developments and major themes important to study of the period (including Mannerism, the status of the artist, and the impact of religious change on works of art), thus encouraging students to have a long-range view of the traditions behind the focus works.

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 200 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor.
ARH
371
W
Hours
3
Baroque Art South Europe

This course provides a survey of Southern Baroque painting, architecture, and sculpture, focusing primarily on Italian and Spanish art produced between 1600-1700. A variety of genres are addressed including Christian and mythological works, portraiture, still-life, and landscape. Issues considered include the impact of the Counter Reformation on artistic production; patronage; gender; classicism and naturalism; and the status of artists. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 200 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor
Writing
ARH
373
Hours
3
Baroque Art North Europe

Survey of the art of 17th-century Belgium, Holland, and France.

Prerequisite(s): 6 Hours of 200 Level Art History Classes
ARH
374
Hours
3
Art of the American South

Painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the colonial period to the twentieth century.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 253
ARH
375
Hours
3
Nineteenth Century Art

Painting and sculpture from the Neoclassical through the Post-Impressionist periods.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 253
ARH
376
Hours
3
American Architecture

American architecture from the colonial period to the 20th century.

ARH
377
W
Hours
3
American Art before 1815

A study of American Art and visual and material culture before 1815. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Writing
ARH
378
W
Hours
3
Art of the African Diaspora

This course examines the artistic, material, and visual cultures of the African diaspora. Various geographic regions and historical periods will be covered. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 200 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor.
Writing
ARH
379
W
Hours
3
American Art: 1815-1880

A study of American Art and visual and material culture from the 1815 to 1880. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 6 Hours of ARH 200 level courses or by permission of the instructor
Writing
ARH
380
Hours
3
American Art: 1880-1945

A study of American Art and visual and material culture from the 1880 to 1945.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 253
ARH
381
Hours
3
Art Since World War II

Modernist and postmodernist art and architecture from the mid-20th century to the present.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 253
ARH
385
Hours
3
Early 20th Century Art

Painting and sculpture from Impressionism to World War II.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 253
ARH
388
W
Hours
3
African American Art

This class will focus on the creative production, contemporary reception, and critical interpretation of African American art from the colonial period to the present—an examination that intersects inexorably with studies in American art, material culture, Modernism, and post-colonialism (among a host of other fields and disciplines.) So, while visual representations of and by African Americans provide the content for this course, the broader methodological and theoretical issues they raise are applicable to images, objects, and structures from a variety of cultures and civilizations. Indeed, this course will engage at least three general themes central to art historical and visual cultural studies generally: 1. Cultural encounters within colonial contexts; 2. Constructions of “race” and “blackness” within the African diaspora; and 3. Conceptualizations of “Modernism” in 20th-21st centuries. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): ARH 253
Writing
ARH
400
W
Hours
3
Photographic Discourse

Study of the history of photography, with a particular emphasis on photographic culture and reproduction. Writing proficiency (within this discipline) is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 200-level and 3 hours of 300-level Art History courses. Total 9 hours Art History required.
Writing
ARH
402
Hours
3
Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art K-12 Program

This program is designed to offer graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary community engagement activities via with the College of Arts and Sciences’s Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art (PRJCAA). Central to this course is student use of the PRJCAA to engage K-12 pupils and their teachers in the Tuscaloosa area. Students will learn about the PRJCAA including its content, mission, and goals. They will also begin investigating foundational readings in community engagement scholarship. To join this class, students must complete an application and interview process. This course does not meet at regularly scheduled class times during the day and much of course itself is conducted off-site at a school within the Tuscaloosa City School system. Students must undergo a mandatory (state required) background check before starting the program.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor
ARH
455
W
Hours
3
Topics In Asian Art

This seminar course will examine the rich and varied tradition of Buddhist art in Asia by focusing on the artistic products of India, China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Tibet, and Nepal. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of 200 or 300 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor.
Writing
ARH
456
Hours
3
The Arts Of Buddhism

Major movements and styles inherent in the artistic products of India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Tibet, and Nepal.

Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of 200 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor.
ARH
461
W
Hours
3
Topics in Medieval Art

Selected topics in the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of 200 or 300 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor
Writing
ARH
467
W
Hours
3
Topics Renaissance and Baroque Art

This course provides students with an in-depth study of a specific issue or theme in Renaissance or Baroque Art. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of 200 or 300 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor.
Writing
ARH
477
W
Hours
3
Topics in American Art

Study of a selected theme in American art or architecture. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following courses: ARH 374 or 375 or 376 or 377 or 378 or 379 or 380 or 388 and 6 additional hours of 200 or 300-level art history courses or permission of the instructor.
Writing
ARH
481
W
Hours
3
Topics 20th Century Art

This course surveys various aesthetic theories that have informed art production from the early 1980s to the present day. We will approach this wide array of material through attention to specific themes and/or various critically defined paradigms and apply these themes/paradigms to various subjects and media areas including institutional critique, popular culture, painting, sculpture, performance, installation, and video. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of 200 or 300 level Art History courses or permission of the instructor
Writing
ARH
488
W
Hours
3
Topics in African American Art

In this course we will study the politics of representation (and the relationship between the image and ideology) in African American photography from the 1840s to the present. Aesthetics, gender, class, the impact of slavery, lynching, colonialism, neocolonialism, and globalization on the arts, as well as issues of memory, identity, subjectivity, historical “truth,” and race, will be explored in relation to African American photographers. We will consider the production, distribution, consumption, and archiving of these visual texts, as well as the materiality and mass replication of the photographic artifact, and examine various genres of visual texts, from the social documentary to portraiture to art photography. As we analyze the photography of Jules Lion, A.P. Bedou, Louis Agasisz, James VanDerZee, Gordan Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, and Latoya Ruby Frazier, among others, we will consider to what extent photographs comment upon or subvert racial identities and social hierarchies, what role the camera plays in protest movements, and whether one, as Audre Lorde asks, can ever dismantle the master’s house with the master’s tools. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following courses: ARH 374 or 375 or 376 or 377 or 378 or 379 or 380 or 388 and 6 additional hours of 200 or 300 level art history courses or permission of the instructor.
Writing
ARH
490
W
Hours
3
Theories and Methods of Art History

This seminar examines the disciplinary foundations, historiography, and major issues of art history and explores the various methodological approaches used in the field. It investigates the ways in which the methods and theories of art history contribute to our understanding of history, aesthetics, and social practices through art objects. Students will explore the methodologies employed by art historians and evaluate – as scholars, readers, and writers – complex issues and a range of scholarship. Class time will center on verbal communications, including student-led discussions of assigned readings and oral presentations. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of ARH courses or permission of the instructor
Writing
ARH
491
Hours
3
Independent Studies

This number is used for special projects determined by the instructor or for independent research projects proposed by students. In the latter case, the project must be approved by a sponsoring faculty member and the department chairperson. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor is required.

Art Studio Courses

ART
110
Hours
3
Drawing I

Basic studio course concerned with comprehension of visual concepts and development of skills through exposure to drawing media.

ART
130
Hours
3
2D Design

Introductory course that explores two-dimensional concepts in a variety of processes and media.

ART
131
Hours
3
3D Design

Introductory course that explores three-dimensional concepts in a variety of processes and media.

ART
208
Hours
3
Special Projects

Topics not taught in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours.

ART
210
Hours
3
Drawing II

Continuation of Drawing I with emphasis on creative development of visual ideas using traditional and experimental techniques and media.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110
ART
212
Hours
3
Ceramics

Completion of ART 110, ART 130, and ART 131 is recommended before taking this course. Exploration of ceramics media and processes with emphasis on the development of individual concepts.

ART
214
Hours
3
Introduction to Graphic Design

An introduction to skills and techniques used in graphic design, problems in visual priorities, and development of idea generation skills.

Prerequisite(s): ART 130
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ART 210
ART
216
Hours
3
Painting

An introductory course designed to strengthen the individual student's awareness of the history and techniques of the craft of painting while exposing the student to contemporary styles and ideas of painting.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110 or ART 130
ART
218
Hours
3
Photography

Study of photography and photographic processes employed as creative media. Basic black-and-white processing and printing.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110 or ART 130
ART
220
Hours
3
Printmaking

Survey of printmaking processes including intaglio, relief, screen print, and lithography.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110 or ART 130
ART
222
Hours
3
Sculpture

Introduction to basic sculptural skills - including plaster, wood, aluminum casting, direct construction, and various mixed materials and techniques - with emphasis on craftsmanship, content, and idea development.

Prerequisite(s): ART 131 OR permission from the instructor
ART
224
Hours
3
Introduction To Digital Art I

An introduction to computer-based art making, digital literacy, image processing, and digital printing.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110 or ART 130
ART
302
Hours
3
Color Theory & Application

Course focuses on both analytical and intuitive understanding and application of color.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110 or ART 130
ART
305
Hours
3
Aqueous Media

Course focuses on contemporary styles, concepts, and ideas regarding the use of wet media.

Prerequisite(s): ART 210 or ART 216 or ART 220
ART
309
W
Hours
3
Navigating The Art World

The theory and history of the art institutions that shape artists' careers and practical strategies for sustainable creative opportunities beyond the degree. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110 and ART 210 and ART 130 and ART 131 Plus any two from the following list: ART 212 or ART 216 or ART 218 or ART 220 or ART 222 or ART 224 C- or higher required
Writing
ART
310
Hours
3
Life Drawing

Individual exploration of figurative forms in a variety of drawing media and processes.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 130, and ART 210 or permission of the instructor.
ART
311
Hours
3
Figurative Modeling

Course offers students a chance to explore figurative ceramic modeling and sculpting as it relates to representing a likeness. Topics will vary as course is repeated for credit.

ART
312
Hours
3
Ceramics

Emphasis is on individual approaches to media, methods, and activities.

Prerequisite(s): ART 212
ART
313
Hours
3
Ceramics

Emphasis is on individual approaches to media, methods, and activities. Topics will vary as course is repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): ART 312
ART
314
Hours
3
Typography

Further development of design methods and processes including typography, image processing, visual communication, and digital design production.

Prerequisite(s): ART 214 or ART 224
ART
315
Hours
3
Digital Layout and Production

Further development of design methods and processes including grids, page layout, visual communication, and digital design production.

Prerequisite(s): ART 214 or ART 224
ART
316
Hours
3
Painting Composition

The applied study of pictorial manipulation through color and design principles.

Prerequisite(s): ART 216
ART
317
Hours
3
Painting Concepts

A course designed to increase understanding of subject, meaning and context with the objective of making the transition between guided assignments and personal pursuits.

Prerequisite(s): ART 305 or 316, or by permission of the instructor.
ART
318
Hours
3
Photography

Emphasis is on individual approaches to media, methods, and activities.

Prerequisite(s): ART 218
ART
319
Hours
3
Photography

Emphasis is on individual approaches to media, methods, and activities.

Prerequisite(s): ART 318
ART
320
Hours
3
Printmaking: Intaglio & Relief

Further exploration of intaglio and relief processes, including a review of basic techniques, grounds, printing in color, printing multiple plates or blocks, and medium/large format printing. Assignments emphasize both technical and conceptual development. Topics will vary as course is repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): ART 220 or ART 210 or permission of the instructor
ART
321
Hours
3
Printmaking: Lithography

This course explores traditional and experimental approaches to stone and plate lithography. Students will make a series of lithographs using a variety of approaches, matrices, and drawing materials. Assignments emphasize both technical and conceptual development. Topics will vary as course is repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): ART 220 or ART 210 or permission of the instructor
ART
322
Hours
3
Sculpture

Introduction to advanced sculptural thinking and problem solving with assignments geared toward the development of skills and abilities in working with a range of materials and techniques. Emphasis is focused on developing craftsmanship and content as applied to the making of objects.

Prerequisite(s): ART 222
ART
323
Hours
3
Sculpture

Continued development of 3-D thinking and technical skills through assignments addressing a variety of materials and processes, including physics in three dimensions, the illustration of intangible thoughts with physical objects, the relevance of self to sculpture, and an examination of personal aesthetic. Topics will vary as course is repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): ART 131 and ART 222 and ART 322
ART
324
Hours
3
Intermediate Digital Art

Projects allow for individual approaches and further development of digital art methods and processes.

Prerequisite(s): ART 224
ART
325
Hours
3
Printmaking: Monoprint/Monotype

This course examines printmaking through the lens of painting, including the vocabulary, materials, and techniques of painting with acrylics or oils. Students will use drawing and brushwork techniques to establish images on a variety of printable matrices, using a variety of printmaking processes. Assignments emphasize experimentation, collaboration, and exploring the creative process. Topics will vary as course is repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): ART 220 or ART 216 or permission of the instructor
ART
326
Hours
3
Video Art and Animation

Students will explore contemporary structure of narrative (and conversely the non-narrative) by creating, producing, and sharing stories using computer-based tools.

Prerequisite(s): ART 224
ART
328
Hours
3
Digital Phototography

This course will cover all aspects of digital photography from picture-making to output. There will be a survey of contemporary photo / digital artists to stimulate ideas, discussion and practice across numerous conceptual themes. Students will learn best practices for building and managing files that will drive top-quality output. All elements of traditional (scanning) and RAW workflow will be considered from acquisition through editing and output. Aesthetically, these skills will be put into practice in through the creation of refined and realized artworks. There will be critiques to facilitate the creative process. The semester will culminate in the production of a final portfolio.

Prerequisite(s): ART 218 or ART 224
ART
329
Hours
3
Printmaking: Photo-based Processes

This course examines printmaking through the lens of photography, including the vocabulary, materials, and techniques of the analog and digital photograph. Students will create work using a variety of light sensitive printmaking processes. Assignments emphasize both technical and conceptual development. Topics will vary as course is repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): ART 220 or ART 218 or ART 224 or permission of the instructor
ART
334
Hours
3
Branding & Identity Systems

An intermediate course developing design skills used in the creation and production of printed materials for visual communications with an emphasis on logos, identity systems, stationery sets, advertising, and promotional materials.

Prerequisite(s): ART 214 and ART 314
ART
335
Hours
3
Publication Design

An intermediate course developing design skills used in the production of printed materials for visual communications with an emphasis on both digital and printed newsletters, magazines, and annual reports.

Prerequisite(s): ART 214, ART 314, and ART 315
ART
338
Hours
3
Photographic Studio Lighting

The course will present essential skills in photographic studio lighting. Both natural and artificial light sources will be explored for producing aesthetically and conceptually engaging artworks. A wide range of applications will be explored including still life, portraiture, classic lighting problems, and open creative projects. Experimentation and improvisation is highly encouraged. Topics will reference both historical precedents and contemporary practices. The course will culminate with a portfolio of work.

Prerequisite(s): ART 218 or ART 328 or permission of the instructor.
ART
344
Hours
3
Concepts in Drawing

This course covers drawing at the intermediate level, including media, form, content, and theory. This course emphasizes personal direction. This course is designed to encourage student investigation into experimental drawing and contemporary art practices. All topics will be devoted to promoting individual student creativity, mastery of drawing means and techniques, and a further understanding of graphic concerns.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110, and ART 210 OR by permission of the instructor.
ART
380
Hours
3
Art Museum Practices

An overview of art museum practices. Students acquire informed perspectives on the general operations, strategies, policies, and practices inherent in a small art museum.

ART
406
Hours
1-6
Independent Studies

Students may make proposals for projects not taught in the regular curriculum. Proposals must be approved by a sponsoring faculty member and the department chairperson.

ART
408
Hours
3-6
Special Projects

This course is designed to focus on a variety of topics in Studio Art that are not regularly offered within the Studio Arts curriculum. Topics will vary on media chosen form ceramics, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The course can be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

ART
410
Hours
3
Drawing Seminar

Self-directed studio practice overseen by the instructor. The student works toward creating a consistent and conceptually sound body of work that investigates contemporary and traditional definitions of drawing. Topics will vary as course is repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 210, ART 310, ART 344, and ART 444 or by permission of the instructor.
ART
412
Hours
3-6
Ceramics

Directed studio practices overseen by the instructor and designed to enhance the student's understanding of advanced ceramics concepts and techniques.

Prerequisite(s): ART 212 and ART 312 and ART 313
ART
414
Hours
3-6
Graphic Design

Preparation of a graphic design portfolio. Enrollment for 4, 5, or 6 hours requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

Prerequisite(s): ART 314 or ART 315
ART
415
Hours
3
Graphic Design Practicum

Partnering agencies with design apprentices for hands-on training. Students are required to work no less than 10 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ART 414
ART
416
Hours
3-6
Advanced Painting Seminar

Self-directed studio practice overseen by the instructor. The student is expected to work toward creating a consistent and conceptually sound body of work. Enrollment for 4, 5, or 6 hours requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

Prerequisite(s): ART 317
ART
418
Hours
3
Advanced Photography

Emphasis on individual approaches to advanced photographic practice (analog or digital) resulting in a cohesive body of work suitable for exhibition. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

Prerequisite(s): ART 318 or ART 328 or permission of the instructor.
ART
420
Hours
3-6
Printmaking

Emphasis on individual approaches resulting in a cohesive body of work suitable for exhibition. Enrollment for 4, 5, or 6 hours requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

Prerequisite(s): ART 320 and ART 321
ART
422
Hours
3-6
Sculpture

Development of work and thought at an advanced level in preparation for completion of the BA or BFA degree. Graduating semester includes a BA or BFA thesis exhibition accompanied by a written thesis requirement.

Prerequisite(s): ART 222 and ART 322 and ART 323
ART
424
Hours
3
Advanced Digital Media

Special topics in digital media. Enrollment for 4, 5, or 6 hours requires permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

Prerequisite(s): ART 324 or ART 326
ART
428
Hours
3
Advanced Digital Photography

The course will expand upon digital skills for the photographer / digital artist presented in ART 328. This course presents technical, aesthetic and conceptual concerns at an advanced level. Content will be delivered through lecture, demonstrations, workshops, and experiential learning. The primary emphasis is on student-driven production of fully realized artworks. There will be regular critiques to facilitate the creative process. There will be a survey of contemporary photo / digital artists to stimulate ideas, discussion and practices across numerous conceptual themes. The semester will culminate in the production of a final portfolio and works presented for exhibition. Topics will vary as course is repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): ART 328
ART
434
Hours
3
Illustration

Conceptual approaches, materials and techniques used to solve problems in illustration, emphasizing developing rendering skills in both traditional and digital mediums.

Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ART 315
ART
435
Hours
3
Web Design

An introduction to interactive applications. This course provides instruction in innovative, artistic design and development of visual communication skills related to interactive applications.

Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ART 335
ART
444
Hours
3
Advanced Concepts in Drawing

This course covers drawing at the advanced level, including media, form, content, and theory. This course emphasizes personal direction. This course is designed to encourage student investigation into experimental drawing and contemporary art practices. All topics will be devoted to promoting individual student creativity, mastery of drawing means and techniques, and a further understanding of graphic concerns.

Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 210, ART 310, ART344 or by permission of the instructor.
ART
498
W
Hours
3
Studio Capstone

The Capstone is an interdisciplinary course that represents the culmination of the Studio Art program at The University of Alabama. Focusing on issues pertaining professional practices, this course is designed to assist students as they leave the university and prepare for the next step in their education and/or in their lives as professional artists and producers of culture. The course would focus on development of a written statement, production of promotional materials, refining of verbal skills in the discussion of work and various other skills in the development of professional practices. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have permission from the Instructor and have completed a minimum of 60 hours in Art and Art History course work.
Writing
ART
499
Hours
3,6
Senior Thesis

This course focuses on the development of an independent thesis project of a body of creative work in the area of the primary concentration and is restricted to BFA studio art majors with senior standing. The thesis must be publicly exhibited. The course can be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have permission from the Instructor and have completed a minimum of 60 hours in ART and/or ARH course work. Senior Thesis is designed to be taken during the final semester of study for the B.F.A. degree.