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MSU 2012-2014 Catalog > Visual Arts Courses

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

ARTZ
Visual Arts


ARTZ 105RA VISUAL LANGUAGE-DRAWING

ARTZ 106RA VISUAL LANGUAGE-2-D FOUNDATIONS

ARTZ 108RA VISUAL LANGUAGE-3-D FOUNDATIONS

ARTZ 211RA DRAWING I

ARTZ 221   PAINTING I

ARTZ 231RA CERAMICS I

ARTZ 251   SCULPTURE I

ARTZ 261   METALS I

ARTZ 271   PRINTMAKING I

ARTZ 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

ARTZ 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

ARTZ 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ARTZ 312   INTERMEDIATE DRAWING

ARTZ 322   INTERMEDIATE PAINTING  

ARTZ 332   INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS  

ARTZ 352   INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE 

ARTZ 361   METALS II

ARTZ 373   INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING-LITHOGRAPHY

ARTZ 374   INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING-SERIGRAPHY

ARTZ 375   INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING-INTAGLIO 

ARTZ 376   INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING-RELIEF

ARTZ 379   ALTERNATIVE PRINT MEDIA

ARTZ 400   CAREERS IN ART

ARTZ 411   GUIDED RESEARCH-DRAWING

ARTZ 421   GUIDED RESEARCH-PAINTING

ARTZ 431   GUIDED RESEARCH-CERAMICS

ARTZ 453   GUIDED RESEARCH-SCULPTURE

ARTZ 461   GUIDED RESEARCH-METALSMITHING

ARTZ 472   GUIDED RESEARCH-PRINTMAKING

ARTZ 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

ARTZ 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ARTZ 498   INTERNSHIP

ARTZ 499R  SENIOR THESIS:STUDIO

ARTZ 505   PAINTING

ARTZ 515   CERAMICS

ARTZ 524   METALSMITHING

ARTZ 526   DRAWING

ARTZ 527   PRINTMAKING

ARTZ 529   SCULPTURE

ARTZ 530   INTERMEDIA

ARTZ 575   PROFESSIONAL PAPER

ARTZ 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ARTZ 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

ARTZ 590   MASTER'S THESIS

ARTZ 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

ARTZ 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ARTZ 594   SEMINAR


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

ARTZ 105RA VISUAL LANGUAGE-DRAWING
F,S 3 cr. STU 3
-- The development of basic drawing skills and concepts through an emphasis on observation and visual problem-solving. Representation and expression are explored through black and white drawing media. Critiques develop student's ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual production.

ARTZ 106RA VISUAL LANGUAGE-2-D FOUNDATIONS
F 4 cr. RCT 1 STU 3
-- The development of basic two-dimensional technical and aesthetic concepts through an emphasis on design elements and principles. Visual problem-solving in 2D pictorial construction and color theory. Critiques develop student's ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual production. Required weekly lecture on various aspects of visual arts practice.

ARTZ 108RA VISUAL LANGUAGE-3-D FOUNDATIONS
S 4 cr. RCT 1 STU 3
-- The development of basic three-dimensional technical and aesthetic concepts through an emphasis on design elements and principles. Visual problem-solving in 3D form and space through various processes and materials. Critiques develop student's ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual production. Required weekly lecture on various aspects of visual arts practice.

ARTZ 211RA DRAWING I
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 2 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 106, ARTZ 105.
-- Introduction to the basic vocabulary of drawing, observation, problem solving, and personal expression. Critiques develop student's ability to formulate and verbalize informed analysis of the completed projects.

ARTZ 221 PAINTING I
F,S 4 cr. RCT 2 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 106, ARTZ 105.
-- Introduction to oil and/or acrylic painting. Exploration of basic aesthetic and technical concepts in painting. Primarily representational subject matter. Understanding and developing individual stylistic tendencies. Individual and group critiques.

ARTZ 231RA CERAMICS I
F,S 4 cr. RCT 2 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 108.
-- Contemporary ceramics - the history, development, and aesthetics of ceramic vessels and sculpture. The technical aspects of clay, glazes, and the firing of ceramic objects. Problem solving and the development of ideas.

ARTZ 251 SCULPTURE I
F,S 4 cr. RCT 2 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 108.
-- Introduction to three-dimensional form through projects involving plaster, woodworking, welding, and non-traditional materials. Introduction to tools, materials, processes, and safety procedures with a conceptual approach to problem solving.

ARTZ 261 METALS I
F,S 4 cr. RCT 2 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 108.
-- A beginning course in basic metalsmithing techniques and three-dimensional design skills. Design concepts, small metal fabrication methods and practical demonstrations.

ARTZ 271 PRINTMAKING I
F,S 4 cr. RCT 2 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 106.
-- A beginning course in which multiple original prints are made from a variety of blocks and plates. Emphasis on relief and intaglio history and processes including woodcut, lino cut, engraving, etching, and aquatint.

ARTZ 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ARTZ 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ARTZ 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of the director.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ARTZ 312 INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
F,S,Su 5 cr. RCT 2 STU 3 Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 211.
-- Advanced technical and aesthetic concepts in drawing with emphasis on the development of a personal artistic style. Use of traditional and non-traditional subject matter. Individual and group critiques.

ARTZ 322 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING
F,S 5 cr. RCT 2 STU 3 Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 221.
-- Advanced technical and aesthetic concepts. Emphasis on the development of a personal artistic style. Use of traditional and non-traditional subject matter. Individual and group critiques.

ARTZ 332 INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS
F,S 5 cr. RCT 2 STU 3 Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 231.
-- Advanced problems in ceramics.

ARTZ 352 INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE
F,S 5 cr. RCT 2 STU 3 Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 251.
-- Development of concept, creative thinking and problem solving in sculpture. Advanced experiences of materials and methods within three-dimensional form.

ARTZ 361 METALS II
F,S 5 cr. RCT 2 STU 3 Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 261.
-- Advanced course designed around a set of specific problems and demonstrations for advanced jewelry and metal forming concepts. Emphasis will be placed on technical development and personal imagery.

ARTZ 373 INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING
F alternate years, to be offered even years 5 cr. RCT 2 STU 3 Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 271 and ARTZ 211.
-- An intermediate course in which multiple original prints are made from hand-drawn images on lithographic limestone. Editioning in black and multicolor using crayon, tusche, transfer, and photo methods.

ARTZ 374 INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING-SERIGRAPHY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 5 cr. RCT 2 STU 3 Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 271.
-- An intermediate course in which multiple original, multi-colored prints are made using various water-based silk-screen processes. Stencil techniques include paper, screen filler, drawing fluid, and photo.

ARTZ 375 INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING-INTAGLIO
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 5 cr. RCT 2 STU 3 Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 271.
-- Advanced course in which multiple original prints are made using engraved and/or etched copper, zinc, and/or plastic intaglio plates. Methods include spit bite, viscosity, a la poupee, multi plate color, collagraph, and chine colle.

ARTZ 376 INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING-RELIEF
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 5 cr. RCT 2 STU 3 Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 271
-- An advanced course in which multiple original prints are made using plank and end grain wood and plastic/rubber relief plates. Methods include reductive and multi-plate color, shaped and found object (collapgraph), color overlay, split fountain, roller and brush inking, and various hand and press printing methods.

ARTZ 379 ALTERNATIVE PRINT MEDIA
S alternate years, to be offered even years 5 cr. LAB 5
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 271.
-- An advanced course in which students are offered a wide range of printing processes. These may include monotype, photo techniques, experimental lithography, large format printing, multimedia, and digital printmaking. The structure of the course is based on technical demonstrations, studio assignments, and critiques.

ARTZ 400 CAREERS IN ART
F 1 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: Junior, Senior, or Graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
-- Senior capstone course for Liberal Arts Studio majors.  Presentations by professional artists about important career elements such as resume writing, photographing and marketing your work, making presentations to galleries and design firms, starting a business, researching graduate schools, teaching as a career, and applying for grants and fellowships.

ARTZ 411 GUIDED RESEARCH-DRAWING
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 312.
-- Course in which student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of drawing. Written, signed contract required prior to registering for this course.

ARTZ 421 GUIDED RESEARCH-PAINTING
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 322.
-- Course in which student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of painting. Written, signed contract required prior to registering for this course.

ARTZ 431 GUIDED RESEARCH-CERAMICS
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 332.
-- Course in which student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of ceramics. Written, signed contract required prior to registering for this course.

ART 438 BEGINNINGS OF MODERN ART
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARTH 201.
-- From Post-Impressionism to World War I. Major artists include Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, and the German Expressionists.

ARTZ 453 GUIDED RESEARCH-SCULPTURE
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 352.
-- Course in which student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of sculpture. Written, signed contract required prior to registering for this course.

ARTZ 461 GUIDED RESEARCH-METALSMITHING
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 361.
-- Course in which student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of metalsmithing. Written, signed contract required prior to registering for this course.

ARTZ 472 GUIDED RESEARCH-PRINTMAKING
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 373 or 374, ARTZ 376, ARTZ 375, ARTZ 379.
-- Course in which student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of printmaking. Written, signed contract required prior to registering for this course.

ARTH 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 5 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ARTZ 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the director.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ARTZ 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the director.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

ARTZ 499R SENIOR THESIS:STUDIO
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Senior capstone course. Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, undergraduate thesis paper, or undergraduate thesis exhibition. Graphic design students must take this course in the spring. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ARTZ 505 PAINTING
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 421, graduate standing.
-- Course in which the student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of painting.

ARTZ 515 CERAMICS
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 431, graduate standing.
-- Course in which the student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of ceramics.

ARTZ 524 METALSMITHING
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 461, graduate standing.
-- Course in which the student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of metalsmithing.

ARTZ 526 DRAWING
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 411, graduate standing.
-- Course in which the student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of drawing.

ARTZ 527 PRINTMAKING
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 472, graduate standing.
-- Course in which the student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of printmaking.

ARTZ 529 SCULPTURE
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 453, graduate standing.
-- Course in which the student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of sculpture.

ARTZ 530 INTERMEDIA
F,S,Su 1 - 5 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARTZ 352, ARTZ 312, ARTZ 322 and graduate standing.
-- Course in which the student will work on an individual basis with a faculty member in developing imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular area of intermedia.

ARTZ 575 PROFESSIONAL PAPER
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major adviser and graduate committee.

ARTZ 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, teaching experience and/or current employment in a school organization, consent of instructor and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled.

ARTZ 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

ARTZ 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum 15 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

ARTZ 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ARTZ 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ARTZ 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

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