Art Course Descriptions

Art Courses (ART)

ART 101: Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation will introduce art through an engaging visual experience that will help the students build an informed foundation for their individual experience and enjoyment of art. The students will be drawn into a new and expanded awareness of visual arts through art production, art criticism, art history, and art aesthetics. Required of All art majors, and art education emphases, this course may satisfy the art requirement or teacher certification for students not majoring in Art.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 113: Two Dimensional Design

This course offers a study of the basic principles and thought processes involved in two dimensional design, including 2 D patterns and structures, the illusion of space and color theory. This course satisfies state certification requirements.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 114: Graphic Design

The principles of visual design are studied as they apply to the goals of graphic art, advertising, commercial, and communications arts. The special problems involved in combining words and images are emphasized. Traditional methods using the drafting table with cut and paste techniques will be employed.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 115: Ceramics I

An introduction to basic ceramic techniques that includes slab, coil, and wheel throwing.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 116: Ceramics II

An intermediate course that extends the creative activity into development of wheel throwing skills and knowledge of firing and glazing.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 121: Art History I

A survey of art forms in painting, sculpture and architecture from the Paleolithic period to the Renaissance. This course satisfies state certification requirements in art history.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 122: Art History II

A survey of art forms in painting, sculpture and architecture from the Renaissance to the beginning of modern art. This course satisfies state requirements in art history.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 151: Three Dimensional Design

This course is an introduction to the basic problems of design involving structure and volume in space. It will involve the drawing of “blueprints” (projection drawing) by hand on the drafting table and then translating these scale drawings into scale models using foam core, cardboard, balsa wood, and other easily handled model-making materials traditionally used for the study of spatial and structure problems. Required for Art majors.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 211: American Art

A study of indigenous, colonial and modern art forms in the United States. This course includes writing exercises on Art.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 212: Contemporary Art

A study of twentieth century art forms in sculpture, architecture and industrial arts.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 213: Painting I

The course acquaints the student primarily with acrylic painting media. Color harmonies are studied as well as art elements and design composition. This course satisfies state certification requirements in painting (including Art 214). Offered Fall semester.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 214: Painting II

An intermediate level of painting, this course is designed to enhance skill development through creative expression. This course (including ART 213) satisfies state certification requirements in painting. Offered Spring semester.
Prerequisite: ART 213

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 221: African-American Art

A history of the contribution of Black artists and artisans to the art and architecture of the United States from 1600 to the present. This course includes a research component that utilizes the Tougaloo Art Collection.
Prerequisite: ART 101

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 234: Painting III

An advanced level of painting designed to increase painting and compositional skills.
Prerequisite: ART 213, ART 214, and Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 243: Computer Graphics Design I

This course is a beginner’s application of computer software and hardware to graphic design problems, preference is given to junior and senior art majors. (Class size is limited to number of available computers).  
Prerequisite: ART 113, CSC 107

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 256: Ceramics III

An advanced level of pottery with an emphasis on creative production, glaze formulas, and skill development.
Prerequisite: ART 115, ART 214 and Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 301: Principles in Education

Principles of Art Education is a discipline-based Art Education approach to teaching visual arts. It stresses the importance of art education as it relates to the total development of a child's creative and mental growth. This course satisfies state requirements at the elementary and upper grades level. Offered spring semester.  
Prerequisite: ART 101

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 311: Printmaking

An introduction to the fundamental techniques of printmaking that includes intaglio, lithography, relief, silkscreen, and other experimental techniques.  

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 312: Photography

An introduction to the 35mm black and white photographic techniques for shooting, developing and printing. A broad range of approaches to composition and content is also explored. The course includes a two-hour darkroom lab per week.  

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 313: Drawing I

Different drawing media are studied in order to achieve an effective art expression. Emphasis is placed on two-dimensional design. The course satisfies state certification requirements in drawing. Offered fall semester.  

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 314: Drawing II

An intermediate level of drawing, perspective rules are stressed as they relate to figure and non figure compositions. This course satisfies state requirements for teacher certification in drawing (including Art 313).  
Prerequisite: ART 313

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 315: Sculpture I

An introduction to representational sculpture made by modeling clay. Finished sculptures will be completed by kiln firing and will involve painted surface treatments. This course satisfies state requirements for teacher certification in 3D art.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 316: Sculpture II

An introduction to non-representational sculpture constructed with clay. This will involve a variety of hand building methods that combine custom designed elements produced by the slab roller, hump molds, and the extruder. Surface paints will be applied to finished kiln fired pieces. This course satisfies state requirements for teacher certification in 3D art.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 317: Sculpture III

An individualized instruction aimed at furthering the student’s understanding of sculptural forms by designing and producing sculptures that involve a combination of modeling and construction methods.
Prerequisite: ART 315, ART 316, and Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 322: Photo-journalism

An introduction to the principles and techniques of photo journalism. This course includes a two hour darkroom lab per week.
Prerequisite: ART 312 or Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 334: Drawing III

This is an advanced level of drawing with an emphasis on portrait, figure study, and creative compositions.
Prerequisite: ART 313, ART 314, and Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 411: Independent Study

The student is allowed to pursue an area of art which is of special interest to him/her. The instructor suggests projects and guides the student. Offered on demand.
Prerequisite: At least two (2) Art History courses, three (3) studio course, and Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

ART 412: Independent Study

The student is allowed to pursue an area of art which is of special interest to him/her. The instructor suggests projects and guides the student. Offered on demand.
Prerequisite: At least two (2) Art History courses, three (3) studio course, and Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours