Department of Art and Pre-Architecture
Chair and Professor: Dial
Director of MFA Program and Associate Professor: Granger
Professors: Evans, Friend, Kovacs, Martin
Associate Professor: Warnock
Affiliate Faculty: Vaughn
Professor Emeritus: Brown
Associate Professor Emerita: Obermayr
The primary aim of the art program is to develop the aesthetic awareness and technical proficiency of the individual student in the visual arts. The student who declares an art major can earn either the Bachelor of Arts degree or the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The BFA is strongly recommended for those students who plan to pursue graduate work in the visual arts or who intend to enter into commercial studio production. The studio areas offered for concentration are drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, weaving, ceramics and jewelry/metals. Additionally, papermaking and special topics courses are available. The art major may concentrate in one studio area or work in several areas. In addition, the program offers a variety of studio and art history courses for university students majoring in other fields.
Students who are working on the B.F.A. have the option of fulfilling Goal 10B as is or substituting with a equivalent amount of hours in humanities classes. Please check with advisor for an approved list of Humanities courses for substitution.
For art majors, Goal 6 of the General Education Requirements must be met with courses outside the Department of Art and Pre-Architecture.
Departmental requirements are the same for both degrees. Students who wish to declare a major in art must meet the following criteria:
- Overall grade point average of 2.5.
- Achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or higher from completion of the foundation courses (ART 105, 106, 103,104, and 100). Students who do not have a 3.0 grade point average in these foundation courses may, with the approval of their advisor, appeal for admission as an art major by submitting a portfolio for staff review. The student should consult his/her advisor for declaration of major forms.
The Department of Art and Pre-Architecture will accept no grades below C for major and minor course work. Courses with below C grades, including art electives, must be repeated and a higher grade earned before a student can qualify for graduation with a degree in art. Individual Project courses (ART 385) must be taken in the same medium when being repeated to raise grade.
Students who major in art must complete the foundation courses (100, 103, 104, 105, 106) in sequence before enrolling in any 200 level or above studio courses. Creative Process 103 must be taken before enrolling in Creative Process 104. Drawing 105 must be taken before enrolling in 106. The student should take these five courses during the freshman year. After completion and upon achieving a 3.0 in these foundation classes, the student may formally declare as an Art major. For Art majors, ART 100 will be required prior to enrollment in 101 and 102. Non-majors may take studio courses/art history without the foundation prerequisites. Note that ART 310 Professional Practice and Display requires at least 60 completed credits and is for declared art majors.
During the last semester of the senior year the student must enroll in Senior Presentation, ART 494. As a requirement for graduation as an art major, the student must present an exhibit of work, participate in an oral review with faculty members, and write a statement that addresses his/her development and growth as an artist/scholar. Elementary and secondary art education majors should refer to the Teacher Education Section of this catalog. Please note that ART 334, Secondary Art Methods, is offered only during the spring semester of odd-numbered years. Summer school graduates must exhibit during the spring semester preceding graduation. At least 36 of the credits earned toward graduation must be in upper division courses (300 or 400 numbers) and sixteen of these must be in Art.
Bachelor of Arts in Art
The Bachelor of Arts degree in art combines a liberal arts education with a strong concentration in studio areas and art history.
Required CoursesART 100 Survey of Art 3 cr ART 101 History of Western Art I 3 cr ART 102 History of Western Art II 3 cr ART 103 Creative Process 3 cr ART 104 Creative Process 3 cr ART 105 Drawing I 3 cr ART 106 Drawing II 3 cr ART 494 Senior Presentation 1 cr IN ADDITION: Art electives 27 cr TOTAL: 49 cr
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
Students planning professional art careers in educational or commercial fields or who are planning to do graduate work in art are encouraged to earn the B.F.A. degree.
Required Courses:ART 100 Survey of Art 3 cr ART 101 History of Western Art I 3 cr ART 102 History of Western Art II 3 cr ART 103 Creative Process 3 cr ART 104 Creative Process 3 cr ART 105 Drawing I 3 cr ART 106 Drawing II 3 cr ART 201 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr ART 231 Introduction to Printmaking 3 cr ART 241 Introduction to Painting and Composition 3 cr ART 251 Introduction to Metals/Jewelry 3 cr ART 261 Introduction to Weaving 3 cr ART 271 Introduction to Ceramics 3 cr ART 281 Introduction to Sculpture 3 cr ART 301 Anatomy Drawing and Painting 3 cr ART 310 Professional Practice and Display 3 cr ART 494 Senior Presentation 1 cr IN ADDITION: Electives upper-division/studio 18 cr Art history electives 6 cr TOTAL: 73 cr
Minor in Art History
The minor in art history allows the university student to develop their interests in the art of various cultures and periods.
Required Courses:ART 100 Survey of Art 3 cr ART 101 History of Western Art I 3 cr ART 102 History of Western Art II 3 cr ART 385 Independent Projects(Art History) 3 cr ART 422 World Arts 3 cr IN ADDITION: Select 2 of the following: ART g423 Nineteenth Century Art 3 cr ART g424 Twentieth Century Art 3 cr ART g425 Contemporary Art Forms 3 cr ART g426 Seminar in Art History 3 cr TOTAL: 21 cr
Minor in Studio
Required Courses:ART 100 Survey of Art 3 cr ART 101 History of Western Art I 3 cr OR ART 102 History of Western Art II 3 cr ART 103 Creative Process 3 cr ART 105 Drawing I 3 cr IN ADDITION: Select 3 of the following: 9 cr ART 231 Introduction to Printmaking 3 cr ART 241 Introduction to Painting and Composition 3 cr ART 251 Introduction to Metals/Jewelry 3 cr ART 261 Introduction to Weaving 3 cr ART 271 Introduction to Ceramics 3 cr ART 281 Introduction to Sculpture 3 cr TOTAL: 21 cr
Associate of Arts in Art
Students seeking an Associate of Arts degree in Art must complete the following:All of the General Education Goals (10A and 10B)37-52* cr ART 100 Survey of Art 3 cr ART 101 History of Western Art I 3 cr ART 102 History of Western Art II 3 cr ART 103 Creative Process 3 cr ART 104 Creative Process 3 cr ART 105 Drawing I 3 cr ART 106 Drawing II 3 cr Choose a minimum of one of the following Art electives and additional classes to total 64 credits: ART 231 Printmaking 3 cr ART 241 Painting 3 cr ART 251 Metals/Jewelry 3 cr ART 261 Weaving 3 cr ART 271 Ceramics 3 cr ART 28 Sculpture 3 cr TOTAL: 64 cr * The number of credits required for the General Education requirements varies depending on the student's performance on proficiency or placement tests in English, foreign languages, and mathematics.
ART 100 Survey of Art 3 credits. A study of the elements of visual art, various media and techniques of artistic expression, with a brief historical overview. When appropriate, gallery tours and presentations by visiting artists will be included. F, S, Su
ART 101 History of Western Art I 3 credits. Study of the visual arts from prehistoric to Gothic times and the cultural influences on art forms. Satisfies Goal 6 of the General Education Requirements. F
ART 102 History of Western Art II 3 credits. Study of the visual arts from the Renaissance to the modern era with comparisons of major movements. Satisfies Goal 6 of the General Education Requirements. S
ART 103 Creative Process 3 credits. A foundation course that deals with the "vocabulary" of design the basic elements of art through a series of exercises in both black and white and color and in two and three dimensions. F, S
ART 104 Creative Process 3 credits. Use of design vocabulary in the solution of specific 2 and 3 dimensional visual problems. Emphasis shifts to the thought process_the formulation of ideas and solutions, the implementation of concept and craft. Prereq: ART 103. F, S
ART 105 Drawing I 3 credits. Introduction to the fundamental skills and techniques of drawing. Deals with the basic elements of composition,proportion, perspective, light and shade. May cover still life, landscape and figure drawing. F, S
ART 106 Drawing II 3 credits. Continuation of 105 with refining of skills and techniques. Additional problems in composition and subject matter. PREREQ: ART 105. F, S
ART 201 Intermediate Drawing 3 credits. Course designed to expand the student's creative range in subject matter and technique; includes studies in the historical importance of the drawing in art. PREREQ: ART 105 AND ART 106. S
ART 202 Intermediate Drawing 3 credits. Further exploration in drawing technique and theme. Also includes thorough experience with varieties of drawing media and papers, both traditional and contemporary. PREREQ: ART 201. S
ART 210 History and Appreciation of Photography 3 credits. Discovery of the photographic process and its evolution to present.
Analysis of many recognized masters of photography. Cross-listed as AMST 210 and M C 210. Satisfies Goal 6 of the General Education Requirements. F, S
ART 215 Graphic Design 3 credits. Introduction to concepts and procedures of graphic design. Lectures, studio and computer exercises will explore issues and design for graphic media, typography, and design for the page. Cross-listed as M C 215. F, S
ART 230 Introduction to Photography 4 credits. Function and use of the camera, darkroom. Fundamentals of composition and use of light. How photographs communicate. Laboratory required. Student must have own camera and supply film, paper and some chemicals. ART 210 recommended. Cross-listed as M C 230. F, S
ART 231 Introduction to Printmaking 3 credits. Introduction to one of several major print mediaetching, lithography, relief, collograph, monotype. Emphasis is on the learning of various technical processes and their incorporation in the development of the student's imagery. F, S
ART 241 Introduction to Painting and Composition 3 credits. Introduction to methods, materials, and basic concepts of painting. F, S
ART 243 Watercolor 3 credits. Beginning watercolor techniques, color theory, traditional and contemporary subject matter. One field trip required. D
ART 251 Introduction to Metals/Jewelry
3 credits. Introduction to jewelry and metalsmithing in various metals with emphasis on design, basic technical processes and craftsmanship. F, S
ART 261 Introduction to Weaving 3 credits. Procedures and processes involved in dressing the loom. Production of various weaves on the loom and experimentation with woven and constructed textiles. F, S
ART 271 Introduction to Ceramics 3 credits. Techniques of forming ceramic art by coiling, slab construction, and throwing on the potter's wheel, with emphasis on form, glazing, and decorative techniques. F, S, Su
ART 281 Introduction to Sculpture 3 credits. Introduction to various methods and materials of sculpture construction, including additive, subtractive, manipulative, and substitution techniques. F, S, Su
ART 301 Anatomy Drawing and Painting 3 credits. Course designed for intense explorations into human and animal anatomy using both drawing and painting media. Some studies in the historical position of the figure in art of thepresent and the past. PREREQ: ART 105 AND ART 106 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. R1
ART 302 Advanced Anatomy Painting and Sculpture 3 credits. Further work in anatomical structure and form using two and three dimensional format. PREREQ: ART 301 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. R1
ART 310 Professional Practice and Display 3 credits. Course will prepare the student to present work professionally, explore employment possibilities, grant writing, gallery maintenance, business practices, survival skills. PREREQ: DECLARED ART MAJOR AND COMPLETION OF 60 CREDITS. R1
ART 331-332Intermediate Printmaking 3 credits each. Individual work within the media of one's experience or introduction to a new print media. Students will be exposed to new techniques and processes including those used in color printing. PREREQ: ART 231. F, S
ART 334 Secondary School Art Methods 2 credits. Practical techniques and philosophical approaches to teaching art in the middle and high schools. PREREQ: 12 HOURS OF STUDIO CLASSES. AS
ART 341-342Intermediate Painting and Composition 3 credits each. Special projects and experimental individual work for advanced students. PREREQ: ART 241. F, S
ART 343 Intermediate Watercolor 3 credits. Further experiments in opaque and transparent media, variety of supports and styles. One field trip required. PREREQ: ART 243. D
ART 351-352Intermediate Metals 3 credits each. Experimental work. Individual projects may include stone settings, enameling, angle raising, procedure for hinges, anodizing, répoussé and riveting. PREREQ: ART 251. F, S
ART 361-362Intermediate Weaving 3 credits each. Experimental work on and off loom, fiber structures and dyeing. PREREQ: ART 261. F, S
ART 371-372Intermediate Ceramics 3 credits each. Individual work. Special projects may include glaze and clay technology, history of ceramic art, work on the potter's wheel and forming techniques. PREREQ: ART 271. F, S, Su
ART 381-382Intermediate Sculpture 3 credits each. Further explorations in imagery and development of skills in sculptural media. PREREQ: ART 281. F, S, Su
ART 385 Individual Projects 3 credits. Supervised research, experimentation, or creative work in an art history subject or studio area not listed in the regular offerings. Course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR/ CHAIRPERSON. F, S
ART 391 Papermaking 3 credits. History, fundamental techniques of Western/Eastern papermaking based on traditional methods. Traditional sheet forming, paper chemistry, pulp preparation, types of nonadhesive book structures, history and terminology of book binding PREREQ: 12 HOURS STUDIO OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
ART 397 Workshop 1-2 credits. Workshops aimed at the development and improvement of skills. Does not satisfy requirements for a major or a minor. May be repeated. Graded S/U. D
ART 401 Advanced Study in Drawing 3 credits. Individualized course-of-study designed to address drawing-specific concerns for the advanced art student. Involves exploration of technical, material, and/or conceptual possibilities inherent to drawing as an independent medium. PREREQ: ART 202. F, S
ART 405 Color Printing 4 credits. A darkroom oriented class teaching practical applications of color theory in printing color negatives andslides. Weekly shooting and printing assignments required. Cross-listed as M C 405. PREREQ: ART 230 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
ART 410 Advanced Photography 4 credits. Advanced black and white techniques including controlled printing techniques and the Zone System. Intensive criticism of work and encouragement of individuals' photographic growth. Cross-listed as M C 410. PREREQ: ART 230 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
ART 415 Advanced Graphic Design 3 credits. For students familiar with graphic design basics. Lectures and exercises explore concepts and procedures in publication design and production. Computer exercises focus on desktop publishing. Cross-listed as M C 415. PREREQ: ART 215. F
ART g422 World Arts 3 credits. Study of the art produced in cultures outside the western tradition. Topics include pre-Hispanic art of Mexico, Central and South American art, East Indian art, and the art of Africa south of the Sahara. AS
ART g423 Nineteenth Century Art 3 credits. History of the visual arts from the beginning of the 19th century up to the advent of Expressionism. F
ART g424 Twentieth Century Art 3 credits. History of the visual arts from Expressionism to the present. S
ART g425 Contemporary Art Forms 3 credits. The study of the major developments of art as an expression of contemporary society. Emphasis on art since 1950. PREREQ: ART g423 OR ART g424 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
ART g426 Seminar in Art History 3 credits. Extensive reading and discussion in art history and aesthetics under the supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. D
ART g431-g432Advanced Printmaking 3 credits each. Advanced work in printmaking. Choice of medium. PREREQ: ART 331-332. F, S
ART g441-g442Advanced Painting and Composition 3 credits each. Special projects and experimental individual work for advanced students. PREREQ: ART 341-342. F, S
ART g451-g452Advanced Metals 3 credits each. Experimental work. Individual projects may include plastics, electroplating, electroforming, advanced fabrication or raising techniques. PREREQ: ART 351 AND 352. F, S
ART g461-g462Advanced Weaving 3 credits each. Experimental work. Individual projects may include on-loom and off-loom techniques, dyeing processes, basketry, or multilayered fabrics. PREREQ: ART 361 AND 362 OR HEC 361 AND 362. F, S
ART 465 Alternative Photo Processes 4 credits. Darkroom course teaching three 19th century printing processes. These processes teach the evolution of modern materials and color theory. Cross-listed as M C 465. PREREQ: ART 210 AND ART 230 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
ART g471-g472Advanced Ceramics 3 credits each. Individual projects may include ceramic sculpture, mosaics or experimental problems in form and techniques. PREREQ: ART 371 OR 372. F, S, Su
ART g473 Clay and Glaze Calculation 3 credits. Research in clay bodies and glaze calculation. Development of formulas for stoneware, whiteware and porcelain. Simple to complex glaze calculation. Historical use of clays and glazes. PREREQ: ART 271 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
ART g474 Kiln Construction 3 credits. Historical use and structure of all types of kilns. Design and construction principles of kilns, burner systems, and safety methodology. PREREQ: ART 371 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
ART g481-g482Advanced Sculpture 3 credits each. Experimental work with an emphasis on scale and environmental problems. PREREQ: ART 381. F, S, Su
ART g490 Experimental Studio 3 credits. Class work will be in two and three dimension, conceptual art, environmental art, performance and multimedia modes. PREREQ: THREE SEMESTERS OF STUDIO OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
ART g491 Advanced Papermaking 3 credits. Further development of topics from ART 391. PREREQ: ART 391 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
ART 494 Senior Presentation 1 credit. A retrospective exhibit of the student's best work. This includes techniques of professional presentation, posters and publicity. To be completed under advisor and/or director, Davis Gallery. F,S
Affiliate Instructor: Vaughn
The practice of architecture requires training in both aesthetic concepts and practical knowledge. The pre-architecture program satisfies both of these needs as well as provides the basis for further professional education.
The basic courses in the sciences, mathematics, and design will serve as a foundation upon which the student may build a professional education and career. The program is designed to facilitate transfer to the professional architecture program at the University of Idaho, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Architecture. The required courses are as nearly as possible identical to those taken at the University of Idaho during the first two years. By following this program, the qualified student may transfer to the University of Idaho without loss of credit. S/he would also be eligible to enter any accredited architecture program. See the current U of I general catalog for further details.
Students who wish to declare a major in Pre-Architecture must meet the following criteria:
- Overall grade point average of 2.5.
- Achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or higher from completion of the following courses: ART 105, ART 106, and ARCH 111.
Required Courses:ARCH 111-112 Graphic Communications 4 cr ARCH 255-256 Basic Architectural Design 6 cr ARCH 266 Materials and Methods 3 cr ART 100 Survey of Art 3 cr ART 103 Creative Process 3 cr ART 104 Creative Process 3 cr ART 105 Drawing I 3 cr ART 106 Drawing II 3 cr ENGR 301 Surveying 2 cr MATH 143 College Algebra 4 cr OR MATH 147 Precalculus 5 cr MATH 160 Brief Calculus 5 cr PHYS 111 General Physics I 3 cr PHYS 112 General Physics II 3 cr PHYS 113-114 General Physics Laboratory 2 crUpon completion of ARCH 255-256, pre-architecture students are required to display a group exhibit of their work.
ARCH 111-112Graphic Communications 2 credits each. Introduction to the methods used in the preparation of design and presentation drawing necessary in any design profession. PREREQ: ARCH 111 FOR ARCH 112. F, S
ARCH 204 Presentation Drawings 1-3 credits. Individual student selected projects to develop techniques used for preparation of display drawings. Emphasis on realism and value studies needed to "sell" design concepts to a client. May repeat for a maximum of 4 credits. D
ARCH 255-256Basic Architectural Design 3 credits each. Introduction to form, space, and systems of elementary architectural projects. Course to consist of one one-hour lecture and two three-hour labs per week. PREREQ: ARCH 112, ART 103 AND ART 104. PREREQ: ARCH 255 FOR ARCH 256. F, S
ARCH 266 Materials and Methods 3 credits. Material characteristics from manufacture to construction use. Product information and resource literature investigation. D
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