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Painting Courses

ARS 231 Painting I      3 cr
An introduction to the techniques and concepts of oil painting using various subject matter. Prerequisites: ARS 122, ARS 123. Fee.  

ARS 232 Painting II      3 cr
A continuation of ARS 231 with an emphasis on color, composition and technical facility in oil paint. Prerequisite: ARS 231. Fee.  

ARS 290 Special Topics      3-6 cr
A lower level studio, lecture, or seminar course treating a special medium, subject, or theme, as announced. This course may be repeated when the topic varies, for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisite: As announced. Fee  

ARS 326 Color Theory 3 cr
A studio course in the nature, theory and application of color in an aesthetic context. Prerequisites: ARS 222 or ARS 225.  

ARS 331 Painting III      3-12 cr
A continuation of ARS 232 with emphasis on conceptual exploration in oil and/or water media paint. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: ARS 232. Fee.    

ARS 431 Painting IV      3-6 cr
A continuation of ARS 331 with emphasis on personal development of conceptual approaches in oil and/or water media paintings. Students with Primary Concentrations in Painting will use this course to prepare for thesis. This course may be repeated for a total of six semester hours credit. Prerequisites: Six hours of ARS 331. Fee.  

ARS 490 Special Topics      3-6 cr
An advanced studio, lecture, or seminar course treating a special medium, subject, or theme, as announced. This course may be repeated when the topic varies, for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the instructor.  

ARS 494 Directed Studies      3-6 cr
Independent work in approved studio medium or topic under the direction of a studio faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: As announced, senior standing, and permission of the instructor. Fee.  

ARS 496 Professional Studies: Internship      3 cr
Students intern in specialized area of interest. Written report required. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.  

ARS 498 Senior Thesis      6 cr
An independent project of creative work in the area of the Primary Concentration or one or more Secondary Concentrations, with the guidance of one to three faculty advisors. The student is required to work at least 18 hours a week in the studio. The thesis must be publicly exhibited.  

ARS 499 Honors Senior Thesis      3 cr
Honors student, the first semester, will identify and carry out independent scholarly research on a topic with the guidance of a faculty member. The second semester, the student will produce a body of work that incorporates and exemplifies the ideas explored in the research paper. The paper will be concluded with a formal presentation to the Visual Arts faculty. The Honors project will be graded by a three-member faculty committee, chaired by the mentor. This course is to be taken as two sequential, three-credit course units.  

ARS 530 Graduate Painting      3-9 cr
Intensive course in painting with traditional or contemporary media, subjects, and concepts. May be repeated for a total of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: ARS 431 or bachelor's degree in art or art education. Fee.  

ARS 590 Special Topics      3-9 cr
A graduate course treating a special medium, subject, or theme, as announced. May be repeated twice when content varies, for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: Thirty-two hours in Studio Art or a bachelor's degree in art or art education. Fee.  

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For more information please contact:
Ben Shamback at bshambac@jaguar1.usouthal.edu  

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