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Courses in Art History (View Studio Art courses)

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ARTH 1000 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art (4 sem. hours).

A study of the development of art from prehistoric times through the late Gothic period. Offered in alternate years.

ARTH 1100 Italian Renaissance Art (4 sem. hours).

A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the 14th through the 16th centuries in Italy, set in the context of Renaissance thought and culture. Offered in alternate years.

ARTH 1200 Baroque Art (4 sem. hours).

A study of European art of the 17th century, with special attention paid to Italian, Flemish, and Dutch painting and sculpture. Offered in alternate years.

ARTH 1300 Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Art (4 sem. hours).

A study of European art of the 18th and 19th centuries in the context of an increasingly industrialized and middle-class society, with attention paid to issues of gender, class, and technology. Offered in alternate years.

ARTH 2000 Northern Renaissance Art (4 sem. hours).

A study of painting from the 15th and 16th centuries in northern Europe, with special attention paid to the interpretation of symbolic images. Offered occasionally.

ARTH 2100 Modern Art (4 sem. hours).

A study of European and American art from Post-Impressionism to around 1970. Offered in alternate years.

ARTH 2200 Contemporary Art (4 sem. hours).

A study of art from around 1970 to the present, with a special focus on new media and concepts as well as contemporary approaches to traditional themes such as landscape, personal identity, the body, and religious and political subjects. Offered in alternate years.

ARTH 2300 Topics in World Art (4 sem. hours).

A study of selected topics in the art of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, either surveying key periods of two or three cultures or focusing on one of these areas. Offered occasionally. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic.

ARTH 2500 Museum Studies (4 sem. hours).

This course will provide an introduction to the structure, operations, and social and political functions of museums. Topics will include funding, management, marketing, ethical issues, exhibition strategies, and educational outreach. We will also consider the practical, ethical, and legal issues related to the acquisition, handling, conservation, and exhibition of museum objects. Offered in alternate years.

ARTH 2760-2763 Special Topics in Art History (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

May be repeated with a different topic.

ARTH 3002 Museum Studies Internship I (2 sem. hours).

An internship in which a student works at a museum, gallery, arts administration agency, or related site for at least 75 hours during the semester. Prerequisite: consent of art history faculty. Instructions for applying for an internship at the Mississippi Museum of Art can be found on their website: http://www.msmuseumart.org/ internships. You must submit a cover letter, application form, 3-page writing sample, two letters of recommendation, transcript, resume, and short personal statement by the specified deadline.

ARTH 3102 Museum Studies Internship Readings (2 sem. hours).

A readings course in which students meet frequently to discuss museum-related texts with the art history mentor and other interns. Prerequisite: ARTH 3002 or by petitioning the instructor.

ARTH 3200 Museum Studies Internship II (4 sem. hours).

An internship in which a student works at a museum, gallery, arts administration agency, or related site for at least 100 hours during the semester or summer and writes a research paper on a museum studies topic. Prerequisite: consent of art history faculty. Instructions for applying for an internship at the Mississippi Museum of Art can be found on its website: http://www.msmuseumart.org/internships. You must submit a cover letter, application form, 3-page writing sample, two letters of recommendation, transcript, resume, and short personal statement by the specified deadline.

ARTH 3760-3763 Special Topics in Art History (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

May be repeated with a different topic.

ARTH 3800 Directed Study in Art History (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

May be repeated with a different topic.

ARTH 3901 Junior Art Colloquium (1 sem. hour).

An upper-level colloquium focused on integrative and collaborative learning. Corequisite: ARTH 3903.

ARTH 3903 Junior Art History Seminar (3 sem. hours).

An upper-level art history seminar focused on a different topic every fall semester, open to all students who have had a previous art history course, and required for all junior art history majors. Corequisite: ARTH 3901.

ARTH 4901 Senior Art Colloquium (1 sem. hour).

An upper-level colloquium focused on integrative and collaborative learning. Corequisite: ARTH 4903.

ARTH 4903 Senior Art History Seminar (3 sem. hours).

An upper-level art history seminar focused on a different topic every fall semester; required of senior art history majors. Corequisite: ARTH 4901.

ARTH HI-HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (4 sem. hours each).

Offered occasionally.

Courses in Studio Art (View Art History courses)

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ARTS 1000 Beginning Drawing (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to observational drawing using gesture, contour, weighted line, and structural line techniques.

ARTS 1100 Beginning Painting (4 sem. hours).

Offers technical training in the use of materials and the basics of color and composition.

ARTS 1200 Beginning Printmaking (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to printmaking techniques including intaglio and lithography, as well as issues related to two-dimensional design and content.

ARTS 1300 Beginning Sculpture (4 sem. hours).

Explores a wide range of traditional sculpture media and techniques, including carving, modeling, and casting, and introduces issues of three dimensional design.

ARTS 1400 Beginning Digital Arts (4 sem. hours).

Explores the use of digital media for artistic expression, with a focus on enhancing technical abilities and understanding related issues of design.

ARTS 2000 Intermediate Studio in Drawing (4 sem. hours).

This intermediate-level drawing course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include figure drawing, color theory, and experimental drawing. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 1000.

ARTS 2100 Intermediate Studio in Painting (4 sem. hours).

This intermediate-level course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include watercolor painting, acrylic painting, encaustic, and collage. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 1100.

ARTS 2200 Intermediate Studio in Printmaking (4 sem. hours).

This intermediate-level course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include woodcuts and monotypes, combination prints, color intaglio, and book arts. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 1200.

ARTS 2300 Intermediate Studio in Sculpture (4 sem. hours).

This intermediate-level course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include casting and mold-making, and installation art. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 1300.

ARTS 2400 Intermediate Studio in Digital Arts (4 sem. hours).

This intermediate-level course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include digital printmaking, video, and web-based media. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 1400.

ARTS 2750-2753 Special Topics in Studio Art (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

May be repeated with a different topic.

ARTS 3000 Advanced Studio in Drawing (4 sem. hours).

Students will create their own body of drawings and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 2000.

ARTS 3100 Advanced Studio in Painting (4 sem. hours).

Students will create their own body of paintings and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 2100.

ARTS 3200 Advanced Studio in Printmaking (4 sem. hours).

Students will create their own body of prints and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 2200.

ARTS 3300 Advanced Studio in Sculpture (4 sem. hours).

Students will create their own body of sculptures and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 2300.

ARTS 3400 Advanced Studio in Digital Arts (4 sem. hours).

Students will create their own body of digital images and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 2400.

ARTS 3650 Digital Arts Internship (4 sem. hours).

An internship in which a student works with a firm or agency focusing on digital arts or graphic design for at least 12 hours a week. This intern- ship will count for the Digital Arts concentration in the Studio Art major, or for the Digital Arts minor. Supervision of a member of the Art faculty is required. Prerequisite: Consent of art department chair.

ARTS 3750-3753 Special Topics in Studio Art (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

May be repeated with different topic.

ARTS 3800-3803 Directed Study in Art (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

ARTS 3850–3853 Internship in Studio Art (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

An internship in which a student works with a museum, art agency, business firm, or artist under supervision of the Art Department. Internships may not count towards a major requirement, with the exception of the internship in digital arts which is a requirement for the digital arts concentration within the studio art major and which must be supervised by a member of the art department. Prerequisite: Consent of the art department chair.

ARTS 3901 Junior Art Colloquium (1 sem. hours).

An upper-level colloquium focused on integrative and collaborative learning. Corequisite: ARTS 3903.

ARTS 3903 Junior Studio Art Seminar (3 sem. hours).

An upper-level studio art seminar focused on a different topic every fall semester, open to all students who have had a previous studio art course, with instructor’s permission, and required for junior studio art majors. Corequisite: ARTS 3901.

ARTS 4901 Senior Art Colloquium (1 sem. hours).

An upper-level colloquium focused on integrative and collaborative learning. Corequisite: ARTS 4903.

ARTS 4903 Senior Studio Art Seminar (3 sem. hours).

An upper-level studio art seminar focused on a different topic every fall semester, required of all senior studio art majors. Corequisite: ARTS 4901.

ARTS HI-HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (4 sem. hours each).

Offered occasionally.