University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Visual Arts

Majors:

Minors:

The Department of Visual Arts provides quality education in the areas of art education, art history, fine art studio, photography, visual arts, and graphic design. The Department cultivates high standards for creativity, craft, conceptual understanding, critical analysis, historical scholarship, and pedagogy. Central to these pursuits are the artistic practice and scholarly research of faculty, the dedication of support staff to the department's educational objectives, and engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship. The Department of Visual Arts is a thriving learning community grounded in the Marianist tradition of educating the whole person. It is fully integrated with the College and the University and contributes significantly to our institutional commitment to excellence.

The department offers the following degrees:

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is intended for those interested in a broad liberal arts education as an overarching part of their chosen major (Art History, Visual Arts). Approximately forty percent of the degree requirements are taken in the creation and study of visual arts particular to the chosen major. With this degree option it is possible for students to earn a minor, or even a second major, in another university offered discipline.  The B.A. degree combines the major specific curriculum with visual arts foundation courses, and the College of Arts and Sciences and University general education requirements referred to as the Common Academic Program (CAP).

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.) is an intensive "professional" program of study specifically tailored to prepare students to enter the field of their chosen major (Art Education, Fine Arts, Photography, Graphic Design) or to continue their studies in graduate school. Approximately sixty-five percent of the degree requirements are in the creation and study of the visual arts particular to the chosen major. The B.F.A. degree combines the major specific curriculum with visual arts foundation courses, and the College of Arts and Sciences and University general education requirements referred to as the Common Academic Program (CAP).

Majors include:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a Major in:
  • Art History
  • Visual Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with Teacher Licensure
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with a Major in:
  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
Program Descriptions:
Art History (HOA)

Art history is the study of art and architecture produced within specific cultural contexts as a manifestation of human creativity and as a valuable form of historical documentation. Students learn to appreciate the fundamental and varied roles that the visual arts have played and continue to play in the lives of people around the globe. Toward this end, students learn how images and objects, identified as art, embody, but also condition and control social, religious, cultural, economic, political, and gender dynamics.

Visual Arts (VAR)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a major in Visual Arts is a flexible program that emphasizes a broad liberal arts education with supportive studies in art, design, and art history. This degree offers students a breadth of exploration of all areas making up the Department of Visual Arts. Studio and art history requirements constitute thirty-five to forty percent of the Visual Arts B.A. degree. To take advantage of the diverse academic environment that is the University of Dayton, students are encouraged to earn a minor or a second major within another discipline. Students may not obtain a dual-degree in Visual Arts and the following: Fine Arts (ART), Graphic Design (GDN), or Photography (PHO). It is permitted to double major in Visual Arts and Art History. In this case, the maximum of twelve semester hours of VAH courses allowed in the Visual Arts major may double count.

Art Education (FAE)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts with Teacher Licensure, a B.F.A. (E11A) program, offers students expertise in studio practice, art history, aesthetics, and critical analysis of art. Field experience in the Dayton area allows students to transform theoretical knowledge into classroom practice. Graduates are well prepared for teaching positions in public or private schools, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, as well as for master's degree programs.

Fine Arts (ART)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with a major in Fine Arts is a professional degree program that provides an intensive, in depth exploration of selected fine art media. Students choose an emphasis in ceramics, drawing, illustration, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.

Graphic Design (GDN)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with a major in Graphic Design is an intensive professional degree program designed to prepare students for careers in graphic and advertising design, electronic media and related new technologies.

Photography (PHO)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with a major in Photography is a professional degree that provides an intensive, in depth exploration of photographic media.

Visual Arts Minors
  • A Minor in Art History consists of eighteen semester hours. (For majors in visual arts, only six semester hours of the minor may double count.)
  • A Minor in Fine Arts consists of twenty-one semester hours. (Not open to majors in visual arts.)
  • A Minor in Photography consists of twenty-one semester hours. (Not open to majors in visual arts.)
  • A Minor in Visual Arts consists of twenty semester hours. (Not open to majors in art education, fine arts, photography, or visual communication design.)
  • A Minor in Graphic Design consists of twenty-one semester hours. (Not open to majors in visual arts.)
  • Transfer students seeking a visual arts minor must complete at least nine of the required semester hours in the visual arts department while in residency at the University of Dayton.
Visual Arts Foundations

Visual arts foundation courses introduce students to fundamental principles, practices, materials, and vocabulary common to all visual arts disciplines. These courses provide a common background of skill development along with an understanding of primary concepts in the visual arts and a basis for critical evaluation. All foundation courses share the objective of preparing students to face the challenges of their specific disciplines.

Foundations Scholarship Review

During their second year, all Visual Arts majors are reviewed by the Visual Arts faculty. Participation in the Foundations Scholarship Review is mandatory for all Visual Arts majors. Students must receive a satisfactory review rating before graduating with a visual arts degree. Also included in the review are first and third year students who have been awarded Visual Arts Scholarships. The review process is a valuable learning experience for the student and it helps the faculty to recommend ways in which students may build upon their assets and overcome their liabilities. Monetary awards applied toward future tuition are available to a limited number of students whose performance in the review is judged by the faculty to be outstanding.

Senior Capstone Courses

These courses, required in all majors, bring together the skills, education, ideas, and goals of senior students. They stress an integrated approach to learning and working and they focus on preparing students for their futures beyond the University. They provide a logical continuity that begins with the Visual Arts Foundations courses, the Foundations Scholarship Review and work within the major.

Faculty

Judith Huacuja, Chairperson
Professor Emeritus: Niles
Professors: Crum, Whitaker
Associate Professors: Clarke, Holscher Almazan, Huacuja, Jones, Kwon, Marcinowski, Matlack-Whitaker, Phelps, Wilbers
Assistant Professors: Bradshaw, Jennings
Lecturers: Kargl, Tsen

 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Art History (hoa) Minimum 124 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
L2 Proficiency (Proficiency in a language other than English)0-11
Literature (May include CAP Components)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics) 3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

Major Requirements42
VAH 101Introduction to Visual Arts (Satisfies CAP Arts)3
VAH 201Survey of Art I3
VAH 202Survey of Art II3
VAH 203Survey of Art III3
VAH 485Art History Seminar (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
VAR 299Second Year Review0
Select seven VAH courses (300/400 level)21
Select two major program courses 16

Breadth
VAR 100Vis Arts Foundatn1
Total Hours to total at least124

1

Major program courses may be chosen, in consultation with an art history advisor, from among the following disciplines and courses: ANT 300, CMM 313, ENG 322, VAF 104, VAF 232, PHL 320, PSY 375 and REL 374. Alternatives to these courses may be elected with the approval of an art history advisor. Major program electives must be at the 300-400 level (except in the case of Fine Arts courses), and they may not be used to satisfy the liberal studies requirements


 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Visual Arts (var) Minimum 124 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
L2 Proficiency (Proficiency in a language other than English)0-11
Literature (May include CAP Components)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics) 3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

Major Requirements45
VAD 220Design Processes I3
VAF 104Foundation Drawing3
VAF 112Foundation 2-D Dsgn3
VAF 117Foundation 3-D Dsgn3
VAF 216Design and Color3
VAP 101Foundatn Photogrphy3
VAP 201Photography II3
or VAP 240 Digital Processes I
VAR 299Second Year Review0
VAR 495Senior Project Seminar (With VAR 496, Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
VAR 496Project,Presnt&Papr3
Select one course from: (Satisfies CAP Arts)3
Survey of Art I
Survey of Art II
Survey of Art III
Select one VAH course (300/400 level)3
Select five Visual arts courses 114

Breadth
VAR 100Vis Arts Foundatn1
Total Hours to total at least124

1

Nine of the fourteen hours to be selected from at least two of the following: VAD, VAF, VAP, and VAR. Nine of the fourteen hours must be at the 300-400 level.



 

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Art Education (fae) Minimum 134 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



BFA Requirements
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)7
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)3

Major Requirements 1, 269
VAE 231Intro-Art Ed2
VAE 383Foundatn of Art Ed3
VAE 483Tch Visual Arts3
VAF 104Foundation Drawing3
VAF 112Foundation 2-D Dsgn3
VAF 117Foundation 3-D Dsgn3
VAF 204Drawing II3
VAF 216Design and Color3
VAF 226Painting I3
VAF 232Sculpture I3
VAF 240Ceramics I3
or VAF 242 Ceramics II: Wheel Throwing
VAF 253Printmaking I3
or VAF 353 Printmaking II
VAF 304Drawing III3
VAF 498Senior/Prof Seminar (With VAF 499, satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
VAF 499Portfolio & Paper:FA1
VAP 101Foundatn Photogrphy3
VAR 299Second Year Review0
Select two courses from: (Satisfies CAP Arts)6
Survey of Art I
Survey of Art II
Survey of Art III
Select one course from:3
19th Century Art I
19th Century Art II
20th Century Art I
20th Century Art II
Select one VAH course3
Select four VAR courses12
Education requirements:28
EDT 110
  & 110L
Profession-Teachng
   and Prfssn Tchng Lab
3
EDT 207
  & 207L
Chld&Adol In Eductn
   and Chld & Adlsct Ed Lab
4
EDT 305Phil&Hist of Amer Ed (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action, and Advanced Study in Philosophy)3
EDT 340Educating Diverse Student Populations in Inclusive Settings (Satisfies CAP Integrative, and Diversity and Social Justice)3
EDT 340LEd Dvs st Pop Inc Lb0
EDT 459Crt Rdg Wrtg Cnt Ar3
EDT 477Stdt Tchng-Art K-1212

Breadth
VAR 100Vis Arts Foundatn1
Total Hours to total at least134

1

Students in the Art Education program are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average overall, and a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in teacher education and visual arts courses.

2

Students are required to pass PRAXIS I and II and a Second Year Review in their studio work.


 

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Fine Arts (art) Minimum 132 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



BFA Requirements
Humanities (Includes CAP Components)12
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)7
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)9

Major Requirements79
VAF 104Foundation Drawing3
VAF 112Foundation 2-D Dsgn3
VAF 117Foundation 3-D Dsgn3
VAF 204Drawing II3
VAF 216Design and Color3
VAF 226Painting I3
VAF 232Sculpture I3
VAF 253Printmaking I3
VAF 304Drawing III3
VAF 326Painting II3
VAF 332Sculpture II3
VAF 353Printmaking II3
VAF 498Senior/Prof Seminar (With VAF 499, satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
VAF 499Portfolio & Paper:FA1
VAP 101Foundatn Photogrphy3
VAR 299Second Year Review0
VAF emphasis12
Select two courses from: (Satisfies CAP Arts)6
Survey of Art I
Survey of Art II
Survey of Art III
Select two VAH courses (300/400 level) (May include CAP Components)6
Select Visual arts courses12

Breadth
VAR 100Vis Arts Foundatn1
Total Hours to total at least132


 

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in GRAPHIC Design (GDN) Minimum 129 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



BFA Requirements
Humanities (Includes CAP Components)9
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)7
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)3

Major Requirements85
VAD 220Design Processes I3
VAD 240Form and Concept3
VAD 245Typography I3
VAD 320Design Processes II3
VAD 345Typography II3
VAD 360Web Design3
VAD 411Graphic Design I3
VAD 412Graphic Design II3
VAD 415Graphic Design III3
VAD 498Senior/Prof Seminar (With VAD 499, satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
VAD 499Portfolio&Paper-GD1
VAF 104Foundation Drawing3
VAF 112Foundation 2-D Dsgn3
VAF 117Foundation 3-D Dsgn3
VAF 204Drawing II3
VAF 216Design and Color3
VAH 383Hst-Graphic Design3
VAP 101Foundatn Photogrphy3
VAR 299Second Year Review0
Select two courses from: (Satisfies CAP Arts)6
Survey of Art I
Survey of Art II
Survey of Art III
Select one fine arts course from:3
Painting I
Printmaking I
Ceramics I
Ceramics II: Wheel Throwing
Sculpture I
Illustration I
Select one VAH course (300/400 level) (May include CAP Advanced Historical Studies)3
Select one VAP course3
Select Visual Arts courses (May include CAP Components)12
Select two marketing or communication courses6

Breadth
VAR 100Vis Arts Foundatn1
Total Hours to total at least129


 

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Photography (pho) Minimum 131 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



BFA Requirements
Humanities (Includes CAP Components)18
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)7
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)9

Major Requirements72
VAF 104Foundation Drawing3
VAF 112Foundation 2-D Dsgn3
VAF 117Foundation 3-D Dsgn3
or VAF 216 Design and Color
VAH 382Hst of Photogrphy I (Satisfies CAP Advanced Historical Studies)3
VAH 48020th Century Art I3
VAH 482Hst-Photogrphy II3
VAP 101Foundatn Photogrphy (Satisfies CAP Arts)3
VAP 201Photography II3
VAP 240Digital Processes I3
VAP 302Color Photography I3
VAP 410Advanced Photography3
VAP 498Senior/Prof Seminar (With VAP 499, satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
VAP 499Portfolio&Paper:VAP1
VAR 299Second Year Review0
Select two courses from:6
Studio Practice I
Alternative Photo I
Digital Processes II
Select two courses from:6
Survey of Art I
Survey of Art II
Survey of Art III
Select three VAP courses (300/400 level)9
Select Visual Arts courses (May include CAP Components)14

Breadth
VAR 100Vis Arts Foundatn1
Total Hours to total at least131


 

Minor in Art History (hoa)

Art History
Select two courses from:6
Survey of Art I
Survey of Art II
Survey of Art III
Select four VAH courses (300/400 level)12
Total Hours18

 

Minor in Fine Arts (art)

Fine Arts
VAF 104Foundation Drawing3
VAF 112Foundation 2-D Dsgn3
VAH 201Survey of Art I3
or VAH 202 Survey of Art II
or VAH 203 Survey of Art III
Select four VAF courses12
Total Hours21

 

Minor in GRAPHIC Design (GDN)

Graphic Design
VAD 220Design Processes I3
VAD 240Form and Concept3
VAD 245Typography I3
VAD 320Design Processes II3
VAF 112Foundation 2-D Dsgn3
VAF 216Design and Color3
VAH 383Hst-Graphic Design3
Select one course from:3
Grph Dsn-3 Dimensns
Typography II
Web Design
Advertising Design
Graphic Design I
Total Hours24

 

 Minor in Photography (pho)

Photography
VAH 382Hst of Photogrphy I3
VAP 101Foundatn Photogrphy3
VAP 201Photography II3
VAP 240Digital Processes I3
Select three VAP courses (300/400 level)9
Total Hours21

 

Minor in Visual Arts (var)

Visual Arts
VAD 215Computr Appl-Desgn2
or VAD 218 Computr Appl-Illust
VAF 104Foundation Drawing3
VAF 112Foundation 2-D Dsgn3
VAH 201Survey of Art I3
or VAH 202 Survey of Art II
or VAH 203 Survey of Art III
VAP 101Foundatn Photogrphy3
Select two VAD, VAF, VAP and/or VAR courses6
Total Hours20

Visual Arts-Art Education Courses

VAE 101. Early Childhood Art Education. 2 Hours

Acquaints students, especially those seeking Early Childhood Licensure, with the principles and concepts of art and with the various materials and techniques used in artistic expression. Open to all students. Studio fee.

VAE 231. Introduction to Art Education. 2 Hours

An introduction to the pedagogical, philosophical, and psychological aspects of teaching the arts. Topics will include: technology, national and state standards, history, learners with special needs, reading in the arts, and professional associations. Prerequisite(s): EDT 110, EDT 110L. Corequisite(s): Field experience.

VAE 232. Integrating the Arts: Visual Arts. 3 Hours

Developing knowledge, skills values and attitudes in visual arts for the purpose of integration into classrooms for middle childhood and the adolescent learner. Prerequisite(s): EDT 110, EDT 110L.

VAE 383. Foundation of Art Education. 3 Hours

Introduction to the philosophy, history, and theory of teaching art to prekindergarten through grade eight students with varied needs and abilities. Art education majors only or permission. Prerequisite(s): EDT 110, EDT 110L, EDT 207, EDT 207L; permission of instructor and department chairperson. Corequisite(s): Field experience.

VAE 483. Teaching Visual Arts. 3 Hours

Study of curriculum, planning, theory, and practice for teaching visual arts to students grades seven through twelve. Art Education majors only. Prerequisite(s): EDT 110, EDT 110L, EDT 207, EDT 207L, EDT 208; VAE 231, VAE 383; permission of instructor and department chairperson. Corequisite(s): EDT 305, EDT 340, EDT 340L, EDT 459.

VAE 483W. Elementary & Secondary School Art. 3 Hours

Workshop to give the student of elementary and secondary education new approaches to teaching studio arts, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics.

VAE 490. Special Problems. 1-6 Hours

Course for advanced individual work in art education. Approval based on academic standing and permission of instructor. Repeatable up to fifteen semester hours. .

Visual Arts-Art History Courses

VAH 101. Introduction to the Visual Arts. 3 Hours

Thematically-based, non-chronological introduction that covers the fundamental and varied roles that the visual arts have played and continue to play in the human experience. Open to all students.

VAH 201. Survey of Art I. 3 Hours

Survey of Western art from pre-history through the mid-eighteenth to twenty-first centuries.

VAH 202. Survey of Art II. 3 Hours

Survey of Western art from the late medieval period through the Baroque period.

VAH 203. Survey of Art III. 3 Hours

Survey of Western art from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Open to all students. .

VAH 320. Latin American Art. 3 Hours

Survey of Latin American art history from the 19th century to the present.

VAH 330. Arts of Asia. 3 Hours

Survey of Asian art history from circa 1500 BC to the present. Open to all students.

VAH 350. Western Architecture. 3 Hours

Introduction to the history, theory, and practice of Western architecture from pre-history through the contemporary period. Open to all students.

VAH 360. Art History & Feminism. 3 Hours

Introduction to feminist approaches to art history and women artists from the medieval period to the present. Open to all students.

VAH 370. Nineteenth Century Art I. 3 Hours

Introduction to American art and architecture from the colonial period to the present. Open to all students.

VAH 382. History of Photography II. 3 Hours

History of the cultural, social, and aesthetic roles of photography from the camera obscura to 1945. Emphasis on the changing practice and perception of the medium. Open to all students.

VAH 383. History of Graphic Desing. 3 Hours

Study of the significant developments, movements, and figures in the history of graphic design with an emphasis on the twentieth century. Open to all students.

VAH 450. Italian Renaissance Art. 3 Hours

Introduction to the painting, sculpture, and architecture of Italy between c. 1300 and c. 1550. Prerequisite(s): VAH 202 or permission of instructor and department chairperson.

VAH 460. Baraque Art. 3 Hours

Study of the major painters, sculptors, and architects of the seventeenth century. Prerequisite(s): VAH 202 or permission of instructor and department chairperson.

VAH 470. Nineteenth Century Art I. 3 Hours

Study of the major artists and movements in European art from Neo-Classicism to the beginnings of Realism. Prerequisite(s): VAH 203 or permission of instructor and department chairperson.

VAH 471. Nineteenth Century Art II. 3 Hours

Study of the major artists and movements in European art from Realism through Art Nouveau. Prerequisite(s): VAH 470 or permission of instructor and department chairperson.

VAH 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topc may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

VAH 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

VAH 480. Twentieth Century Art I. 3 Hours

Study of the major movements and artists in the painting, sculpture, architecture, and other media from 1900 to 1945. Open to all students.

VAH 482. History of Photography II. 3 Hours

The history of photography from 1945 to the present. Examines the medium as a potent force in modern and contemporary culture and as a constantly evolving form of art and tool of communication. Open to all students.

VAH 483. Twentieth Century Art II. 3 Hours

Study of the major movements and artists in painting, sculpture, architecture, and other media from 1945 to the present. Open to all students.

VAH 485. Art History Seminar. 3 Hours

Seminar and capstone reading and research course concentrating on one art historical topic for detailed analysis. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

VAH 490. Special Problems. 1-5 Hours

Advanced, independent study with faculty direction in art history. Prerequisite(s): One art history course or permission of instructor and department chairperson.

Visual Arts-Fine Arts Courses

VAF 104. Foundation Drawing. 3 Hours

Introduction to basic visual concepts, various drawing media, and approaches to experimental technique. Emphasis on perspective, perceptual awareness, volume in space, and expressive freedom.

VAF 112. Foundation 2-D Design. 3 Hours

Study of the underlying elements and principles of design as they are used in two-dimensional composition and the creation of illusionistic three-dimensional space. .

VAF 117. Foundation 3-D Design. 3 Hours

Introduction to basic principles and practices of design in three dimensions. Emphasis on current theory and construction techniques using a variety of media and methods.

VAF 203. Drawing thru Process. 3 Hours

An investigation and examination of the drawing process, of mark making, and experimental practices. An emphasis will be placed on contemporary, conceptual, and creative directions in drawing. Students are exposed to and challenged by a series of studio and research-based problems that test the limitations and hidden opportunities within established drawing habits and conventional practices.

VAF 204. Drawing II. 3 Hours

Emphasis on figure drawing with work from the nude model and the skeleton. Study of proportion, rendering volume, and developing expressive drawing skills in a variety of drawing media. Prerequisite(s): VAF 104.

VAF 216. Design & Color. 3 Hours

The study of color based on historical and contemporary color theories and the use of color in expressing and integrating design concepts. Prerequisite(s): VAF 112 or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 225. Painting for Non-Majors. 3 Hours

Introduction to the history, fundamental principles, materials, tools, and methods of painting, emphasizing the spatial and expressive qualities of color, composition, and pictorial design. Not open to majors or minors in the Department of Visual Arts.

VAF 226. Painting I. 3 Hours

Introduction to basic painting principles, techniques, and materials; still life, landscape, figure, and abstraction. Prerequisite(s): (VAF 104, VAF 112, VAF 216) or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 228. Watercolor I. 3 Hours

Principles and techniques of transparent watercolor. Emphasis on technical mastery. Prerequisite(s): (VAF 104, VAF 112, VAF 216) or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 232. Sculpture I. 3 Hours

Consideration of forms as a means of developing an understanding of mass, shape, and control of medium. The use of various materials such as wood, plaster, and clay, with emphasis on integrating material with personal expression.

VAF 240. Ceramics I. 3 Hours

Introduction to basic methods of working in clay using coil and slab techniques.

VAF 242. Ceramics II. 3 Hours

Introduction to basic methods of working clay using the wheel.

VAF 253. Printmaking I. 3 Hours

Introduction to the traditional printmaking methods of woodcut and intaglio. Instruction in edition-printing techniques and curating of prints. . Prerequisite(s): (VAF 104, VAF 112) or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 304. Drawing III. 3 Hours

Continuation of work done in VAF 204 with an emphasis on the development of finished figure drawings. Study of anatomy and the rendering of convincing volumes in space. Prerequisite(s): VAF 204.

VAF 325. Figure Painting. 3 Hours

Painting from the model with a variety of media. Traditional and contemporary approaches to the figure. Prerequisite(s): ((VAF 204 or VAF 304), VAF 226) or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 326. Painting II. 3 Hours

Painting with oils or acrylics; continuing study of the principles and techniques of painting, with emphasis on personal expression and experimentation. Prerequisite(s): (VAF 226 or VAF 228) or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 328. Watercolor II. 3 Hours

Continuing investigation of watercolor techniques, both traditional and experimental. Still life, figure, landscape, and abstraction. Prerequisite(s): VAF 228 or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 332. Scripture II. 3 Hours

Continued exploration of three-dimensional concepts and materials, concentrating on wood, stone, and metal. Prerequisite(s): VAF 232 or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 342. Ceramics III. 3 Hours

Expanded exploration of skills, concepts, and processes introduced in VAF 240 hand building or VAF 242 wheel thrown ceramic forms, with emphasis on building techniques, materials, glazing, and firing processes. Prerequisite(s): (VAF 240 or 242) or permission of instructor.

VAF 353. Printmaking II. 3 Hours

Advanced work in woodcut, monoprint and intaglio, including acrylic process and color etchings. Prerequisite(s): VAF 253.

VAF 370. Illustration I. 3 Hours

Attention to conceptual, visual, and technical development. Exploration of media and techniques employed by the illustrator in creating images for printed communication. Prerequisite(s): VAF 104, VAF 204.

VAF 380. Illustration II. 3 Hours

Interpretation and representation of concepts, products, or stories for magazines, books, newspapers, and advertising. Continued technical development with a variety of materials, media, and techniques. Prerequisite(s): VAF 370.

VAF 404. Drawing IV. 3 Hours

Observational and expressive drawing. Continued work with the figure in combination with a variety of other subject matter. Emphasis on the development of a body of work with a related idea.. Prerequisite(s): (VAF 204, VAF 304) or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 426. Painting III. 3 Hours

Directed advanced studio problems; contemporary issues in painting. Repeatable up to nine semester hours. Studio fee. Prerequisite(s): (VAF 325 or VAF 326) or permission of department chairperson.

VAF 442. Ceramics IV. 3 Hours

Investigation of advanced studio topics within ceramics. Problems structured to encourage technical, conceptual, and aesthetic exploration leading to the creation of a cohesive body of work. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite(s): VAF 342 or permission of instructor.

VAF 453. Printmaking III. 3 Hours

Advanced work in printmaking processes with an emphasis on the production of multi-color editions. Prerequisite(s): VAF 353.

VAF 470. Illustration III. 3 Hours

Focus on developing an individual point of view and illustration style. Prerequisite(s): VAF 380.

VAF 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the departmental chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

VAF 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

VAF 490. Special Problems. 1-5 Hours

Course for advanced individual work in fine arts. Approval based on academic standing and permission of instructor. Repeatable up to fifteen semester hours.

VAF 498. Senior/Professional Seminar- Fine Arts. 3 Hours

Capstone course required of all B.A. and B.F.A. fine arts and art education (E11) majors, to be taken in the first semester of the senior year. Examination of aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and pragmatic issues in preparation for post-graduate experience. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

VAF 499. Portfolio & Paper- Fine Arts. 1 Hour

Completion and presentation of undergraduate portfolio and paper, to be reviewed by faculty and peers. Faculty approval of portfolio and paper is required for graduation. Prerequisite(s): VAF 498 or permission of department chairperson.

Visual Arts-Photography Courses

VAP 100. Darkroom Photography. 3 Hours

Emphasis on learning and exploring the visual language of lens-based photographic imagery through a series of technical and creative darkroom assignments. Black and white 35mm film, paper, and related chemical processes will be utilized in the creation of photographs. Students gain an understanding of technical and creative control as well as conceptual practices associated with the medium. Course does not fulfill Visual Arts degree requirements.

VAP 101. Foundation Photography. 3 Hours

Fundamentals of black-and-white still photography, including camera function, exposure, film processing, and printing, with an emphasis on learning the visual language of photographic imagery through a series of creative assignments.

VAP 200. Digital Photography for Non-Majors. 3 Hours

An emphasis on learning and exploring the visual language of lens-based digital photographic imagery through a series of technical and creative digital assignments. Using various types of digital capture devices, some examples are cell phones, consumer grade digital cameras and scanners. Macintosh computers, and Adobe Photoshop software will be utilized in the creation of photographs. Students gain an understanding of technical and creative control as well as conceptual practices associated with the digital photographic medium. Course does not fulfill Visual Arts degree requirements.

VAP 201. Photography II. 3 Hours

Variety of challenging projects develop increased technical competence, greater visual awareness, personal expression, and sustained creative growth. Prerequisite(s): VAP 101 or equivalent.

VAP 240. Digital Processes I. 3 Hours

Introduction to the practice, theory, aesthetics, and ethics of digital photography, including direct capture, scanning, enhancement, compositing, manipulation, and high-quality printing. Prerequisite(s): VAP 101 or permission of department chairperson.

VAP 302. Color Photography I. 3 Hours

Introduction to techniques and aesthetics of color photography. Students utilize color sensitive films, papers, and digital technologies in the exploration of color photography. Prerequisite(s): (VAP 101, VAP 240) or permission of department chairperson.

VAP 320. Studio Practice I. 3 Hours

Extensive use of large format camera, studio grip equipment, tungsten and electronic flash lighting techniques; still-life and portrait photography in a studio environment. Prerequisite(s): VAP 201.

VAP 321. Studio Practice II. 3 Hours

Emphasis on the production of a professional-quality portfolio which will demonstrate advanced knowledge of the studio and image production. Prerequisite(s): VAP 320.

VAP 330. Alternative Photography I. 3 Hours

Introduction to specialized image production utilizing silver and non-silver photographic processes. Emphasis on technical and aesthetic aspects of alternative photographic practice. Prerequisite(s): VAP 101.

VAP 331. Alternative Photography I. 3 Hours

Continuing work with alternative silver and non-silver processes. Emphasis on completion of an artist book or installation which demonstrates advanced technical command and aesthetic understanding of the processes employed. Prerequisite(s): VAP 330.

VAP 340. Digital Processes II. 3 Hours

Expands on the practice and theory of digital photography and computer imaging. Emphasis is placed on the creation of a cohesive portfolio of digital artwork through the exploration of advanced digital methodologies and concepts. The course will also focus on the different modes of dissemination relevant to digital images. Prerequisite(s): VAP 240.

VAP 350. View Camera. 3 Hours

Extensive experience with the view camera, examination of refined techniques, various applications, and concepts of large format photography. Prerequisite(s): VAP 201.

VAP 402. Color Photography II. 3 Hours

Continuation of color printing from negatives; completion of individual projects which will demonstrate an advanced understanding of the techniques and aesthetics peculiar to color photography. Prerequisite(s): VAP 302.

VAP 410. Advanced Photography. 3 Hours

Students with a substantial commitment to photography and with demonstrated technical skills work on individual projects and participate in group critiques and discussions. Prerequisite(s): VAH 382 or VAH 482; VAP 201, VAP 302.

VAP 420. Photojournalism. 3 Hours

Variety of ways of using photography as documentation, narrative, and propaganda. Editing of work, layout, and image-text relationships. Personal photographic essay required. Prerequisite(s): VAP 201.

VAP 430. Professional Photographic Applications. 3 Hours

Problem-solving associated with professional photography; may include commercial, editorial, industrial, architectural, and illustrative photographic work both in the studio and on location. Prerequisite(s): VAP 320 or permission of department chairperson.

VAP 450. Photography Internship. 1-3 Hours

Practical applications of photographic skills. Opportunities for advanced development and practical experience in professional working environments. Repeatable up to six semester hours for B.F.A. students. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

VAP 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the Univeristy Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

VAP 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

VAP 490. Special Problems in Photography. 1-5 Hours

Series of assignments to guide independent study in photography, formulated to meet individual needs of the student. Prerequisite(s): VAP 201; permission of department chairperson.

VAP 498. Senior/Professional Seminar- Photography. 3 Hours

Capstone course required of all B.A. and B.F.A. photography majors, to be taken in the first semester of the senior year. Examination of aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and pragmatic issues in preparation for post-graduate experience. Prerequisite(s): (VAP 410; senior standing) or permission of department chairperson.

VAP 499. Portfolio and Paper. 1 Hour

Completion and presentation of an undergraduate portfolio and a comprehensive paper that surveys the student's undergraduate career in the major and also serves as the foundation for a formal, public presentation that is reviewed by faculty and peers. Faculty approval of the portfolio and the paper is required for graduation. Prerequisite(s): VAP 498 or permission of department chairperson.

Visual Arts Courses

VAR 100. Visual Arts Foundation. 1 Hour

Defines and examines the process of beginning a program of education in the visual arts within the larger context of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University. Integrates pragmatic and conceptual issues critical to liberal learning for visual arts students.

VAR 210. Visual Journal. 3 Hours

Students document and interpret their experience of a given site through the creation of unique journals. They create, collect, edit, and juxtapose visual materials in combination with written commentary and reflections.

VAR 220. Visual Resources. 3 Hours

Students study a wide variety of visual elements, including many forms of visual communication as well as architecture, public spaces, and museums, in order to understand ways in which art and design play key roles in defining the unique cultural environment of a given site.

VAR 299. Second Year Review. 0 Hours

Requires successful completion of Visual Arts Second Year Review. Eligibility for the review is determined by the department and is based upon a student's progress within the major. Visual Arts Scholarship recipients complete this course during their second year in the major. The review is based upon prior Visual Arts coursework completed and in progress at the time of the review. Required for all Visual Arts majors.

VAR 345. Computer Modeling & Animation I. 3 Hours

Introduction to history, theory, and practice of three-dimensional computer modeling and animation for video, computer, and print media. Visualization, Cartesian space, simple polygonal modeling, surface rendering, and animation techniques will be explored.

VAR 440. Computer Modeling & Animation II. 3 Hours

Detailed study of spline-based modeling, surface rendering and mapping, editing complex animation sequences, motion control, and other topics. Prerequisite(s): VAR 345.

VAR 445. Computer Modeling & Animation III. 3 Hours

Individual projects in conceptualization and production of animated sequence from storyboard to final presentation. Prerequisite(s): VAR 440.

VAR 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

VAR 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

VAR 490. Special Problems. 1-5 Hours

Advanced, independent study with faculty direction in a visual arts subject or topic that is not covered in existing, discipline-specific courses. Permission.

VAR 495. Senior Project Seminar. 1 Hour

The first in a sequence of two capstone courses. To be taken in the first semester of the senior year. Required for all Bachelor of Arts with a major in Visual Arts degrees. Students select a faculty mentor committee and work with that committee to establish a capstone project topic, goals, outcomes, and timeline associated with the project. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing. VAR majors only or permission of department chairperson.

VAR 496. Project, Presentation & Paper. 3 Hours

The second of two capstone courses leading to graduation. To be taken in the second semester of the senior year. Students complete a senior project and paper, and give a public presentation regarding the project to be reviewed by faculty and peers. Faculty approval of project and paper is required for graduation. Prerequisite(s): VAR 495 or permission of department chairperson.

Visual Arts-Graphic Desgn Courses

VAD 211. Fundamentals of Visual Communication Design. 3 Hours

Course for non-majors in the basics of design for communication. Attention to page layout, typography, image, graphic style, and information delivery.

VAD 215. Computer Applications- Design. 2 Hours

An introduction to page design software programs and their use in the design process. Prerequisite(s): VAR 200.

VAD 218. Computer Applications- Illustration. 2 Hours

An introduction to drawing and paint software programs and their use in illustration. Prerequisite(s): VAR 200.

VAD 220. Design Processes I. 3 Hours

Introduction to the processes of graphic design, specifically computer applications, equipment, and concepts as related to print and electronic based graphic design. Additionally, students engage in a survey of materials, assembly strategies, and various vehicles for the designed message. Prerequisite(s): VAF 112.

VAD 240. Form & Concept. 3 Hours

Exploration of visual form as means to convey content and meaning. Students enlist principles from art and design foundation courses within the context of graphic design. Design methodologies are introduced and explored, while process and hand skills are stressed. Prerequisite(s): VAF 112, VAF 216.

VAD 245. Typography I. 3 Hours

Investigation of the history, tradition, discipline, and function of typography as related to visual and verbal communication. Technical, formal, and semantic aspects are explored. Structure, space, and sequence, critical to the typographic message, are stressed. Prerequisite(s): VAD 220, VAD 240.

VAD 307. Drawing for Graphic Design. 2 Hours

Exploration of materials, procedures, and drawing techniques for design presentations. Prerequisite(s): VAF 104.

VAD 310. Visual Form. 3 Hours

Exploration of the use of the computer as tool and medium for the creation and production of image and illustration for print and electronic graphic design. Prerequisite(s): VAD 220, VAD 240.

VAD 312. Visual Form. 3 Hours

Investigation of the perceptual and psychological effect of the visual elements-line, shape, value, volume, texture, and color-in visual communication. Exploration of word and image relationships.

VAD 318. Graphic Design for Three Dimensions. 3 Hours

Application of graphic design principles to packaging, product, exhibition, and environmental design. Prerequisite(s): VAD 240, VAD 245; VAF 117.

VAD 320. Design Processes II. 3 Hours

Advanced exploration into the use of computer technology as means and medium for the implementation, production, and presentation of graphic design. Print design and production, as well as commercial printing pre-press are emphasized with additional attention given to production for electronic design vehicles. Prerequisite(s): VAD 220, VAD 240, VAD 245.

VAD 321. Computer Aided Illustrations. 3 Hours

An exploration of the use of the computer as both a tool and a medium for the creation and production of illustrations.

VAD 344. Design for Multimedia I. 3 Hours

An introduction to the design process, including visual prinicples, aesthetic issues, and diverse applications for multimedia and interactive electronic media. Emphasis is placed on the visual organization of information in these environments.

VAD 345. Typography II. 3 Hours

The advanced study of typographic design. Attention to the aesthetic and informational qualities of type in print and electronic communication. Prerequisite(s): VAD 245.

VAD 351. Motion Design. 3 Hours

Exploration of the generation and application of motion in visual communication. This course builds on graphic design form, methods, technique, and principles to generate dynamic messaging using type, sound, image, and animation. While the computer and appropriate applications are primary tools, hand generated methods for concept and storyboarding are stressed as well. Prerequisite(s): VAD 220, VAD 240, VAD 245, VAD 320.

VAD 355. Interaction Design. 3 Hours

Investigation of the use of interactivity as applied to the digital and analog landscape. Focus on the design of richly interactive interfaces for current and emerging media (computers, mobile, touch etc.). While some emphasis is on the development and implementation of design vehicles, decided attention is paid to concept and visual effectiveness. Prerequisite(s): VAD 220, VAD 240, VAD 245, VAD 320.

VAD 360. Web Design. 3 Hours

Investigation of the processes of web design, including concept, information architecture, navigation, interface, and standard languages and technologies for the delivery of content and information. Organization, aesthetics, and user experience are discussed and explored. Prerequisite(s): VAD 220, VAD 240, VAD 245, VAD 320.

VAD 395. Advertising Design. 3 Hours

Emphasis on print advertising, its creation and presentation. Concept development and attention to advertising layouts that carry motivating images and messages to consumers about products, services, or ideas.

VAD 411. Graphic Design I. 3 Hours

Development of methodologies utilized for the purpose of generating concepts and effective communication within the context of graphic design. Attention is given to pragmatic and semantic relationships between elements such as typography, image, space, and color. Prerequisite(s): VAD 220, VAD 240, VAD 245, VAD 320.

VAD 412. Graphic Design II. 3 Hours

Development of methodologies utilized for the purpose of generating concepts and effective communication within the context of graphic design. Attention is given to pragmatic and semantic relationships between elements such as typography, image, space, and color. Prerequisite(s): VAD 220, VAD 240, VAD 245, VAD 320.

VAD 414. Trademark Design. 3 Hours

Advanced study of marks, logos, and symbols as communication and identification elements. Emphasis on conceiving design marks of identity for small businesses, corporations, institutions, products, and/or services. Prerequisite(s): VAD 411.

VAD 415. Graphic Design III. 3 Hours

The study and design of identification and image systems for products, organizations, institutions, or corporations. Emphasis on continuity in the application of visual communication factors. Prerequisite(s): VAD 412 or permission of department chairperson.

VAD 444. Design for Multimedia II. 3 Hours

Advanced level design for multimedia and interactive electronic media. Emphasis is placed on actual or simulated client-based projects.

VAD 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consulatation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

VAD 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved VAD 477; approval of University Honors Program.

VAD 480. Design Internship. 1-3 Hours

Opportunities for practical experience in professional working environments. Repeatable up to nine semester hours. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

VAD 490. Special Problems. 1-3 Hours

A course for advanced individual work in design. Approval based on academic standing and permission of instructor. Repeatable up to fifteen semester hours.

VAD 498. Senior/Professional Seminar. 3 Hours

Capstone course required of all B.F.A. graphic design majors, to be taken in the fall term of the senior year. Examination of aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and pragmatic issues in preparation for post-graduate experience. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of department chairperson.

VAD 499. Portfolio and Paper. 1 Hour

Completion and presentation of undergraduate portfolio and paper, to be reviewed by faculty, peers, and professionals in a public forum. Faculty approval of portfolio and paper is required for graduation. Prerequisite(s): VAD 498 or permission of department chairperson.