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Printmaking Courses

ARS 250 Lithography      3 cr
An introduction to stone lithography. Technical skills related to processing and printing an edition will be studied. The course will consist of studio practice, lectures, quizzes, and critiques. Prerequisites: ARS 121 and ARS 123.      

ARS 251 Intaglio/Etching      3 cr
An introduction to intaglio printing techniques. Technical skills related to drawing, processing, and printing the metal plates will be studied. The class will consist of studio problems in plate making an printing along with lectures, quizzes, and critiques. Prerequisites: ARS 121 and ARS 123.  

ARS 252 Woodcut/Relief      3 cr
A study of relief printmaking. The class will cover woodcut, linoleumcut, and wood engraving. The course will consist of studio practice, lectures, quizzes, and critiques. Emphasis will be given to the skills involved in the use of hand tools to cut the image and skills used in printing and editioning the block. Prerequisites: ARS 121 and ARS 123.  

ARS 253 Silkscreen/Serigraphy      3 cr
An introduction to silkscreen printing as a fine art form. The class will explore various techniques used in waterbased screen printing, from simple stencils of hand drawn and cut paper designs to advanced photo processes. The course will consist of studio practice, lectures, quizzes, and critiques. Technical methods involved in color use, processing, and printing will be studied. Prerequisites: ARS 121 and ARS 123.  

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 351 Intermediate Printmaking
     3-9 cr
Further working in printmaking. Students may work in one or more of the following print media: Intaglio, lithography, woodcut, screen printing. Students must have taken the 200 level of the appropriate print media to move to intermediate level of that same media. The course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 semester hours. Prerequisites: ARS 250, ARS 251, ARS 252, or ARS 253.

ARS 451 Advanced Printmaking      3-6 cr
A continuation of ARS 351 with emphasis on each student's developing and refining an individual approach to creative work. For students with a Primary Concentration in Printmaking, this course is preparation for Thesis. Prerequisite: ARS 351. 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 550 Graduate Printmaking
     3-9 cr
Intensive investigation of visual, expressive, or technical problems in one or more printmaking media. May be repeated for a total of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: ARS 451 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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