Course descriptions

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ART (ART)

(*=Permission of instructor necessary; **=Permission of department chair required); ***=Specifically equipped personal laptop computer required; specifications available through the art office, (601) 266-4972

101. Drawing I. 3 hrs. Studio. A study of the possibilities of drawing as the expression of a variety of ways of seeing and thinking (CC 1313)

102. Drawing II. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 101, or *. A continuation of ART 101 involving space, composition and sustained drawings (CC 1323)

111. Design I. 3 hrs. Studio. A study of the basic elements and principles of design and the ordering of them toward expression (CC 1413)

112. Design II. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 111, or *. A continuation of the study of design with color theory and practice (CC 1423)

113. Three-Dimensional Design. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 111 or *. Concepts and basic visual problems in designing sculptural form with the dimensions of height, width and depth

130. Art Appreciation. 3 hrs. An introduction to the visual arts for nonart majors. May not be used toward the major or minor (CC 1113)

201. Figure Drawing I. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 102, 112, 113, or *. Study of the structure and anatomy of the human figure; drawing and study from the figure

202. Figure Drawing II. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 201 or*. Advanced study from the human figure involving composition and sustained drawings

203. Figure Drawing III. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 202 or*. Advanced drawing from the figure involving composition, expression and personal vision

221. Technical Foundations for Painting. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 102, 112, 113 or *. Experimental problems with traditional painting media and techniques

238. Introduction to Museum Studies. 3 hrs. This course will allow the student to study in the museum environment and become familiar with the professional duties of various museum personnel.

+251. Workshop in Ceramics. 3 hrs. Traditional techniques in the forming, firing, and glazing of clay. May not be used toward the major or minor in art or art education. May be repeated (CC 2613)

301. Drawing. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 202 or *. Advanced study of visual form in drawing

302. Drawing. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 301. Advanced study of visual form in drawing

303. Drawing. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 302 or *. Advanced problematic study of form in drawing moving toward personal expression

304. Workshop in Drawing. 1-3 hrs. Arr. A variety of drawing experiences which may be pursued by students at various levels. May not be used toward the major or minor; may be repeated

309. Visual Art Elements. 3 hrs. An introduction to visual art concepts, perceptions, and techniques in a classroom setting. For non-art majors. May not be used toward major or minor

311. Digital Visualization.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: (ART 101, 102, 111, 112). An emphasis on the design and development of imagery utilizing computer technology; vector software will be utilized

312. Digital Page Layout.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: (ART 101, 102, 111, 112). Page layout for print and electronic applications; page make-up software will be utilized

313. Digital Imaging.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: (ART 101, 102, 111, 112), ART 341 or *. Design and manipulation of digital imagery for print and electronic applications; raster image software will be utilized

314. Advanced Design.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: *. Advanced studio problems in design

321. Painting I. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 102, 112, 113, or *. Introduction to problematic study of form in painting, including experiments with painting media and technique

322. Painting II. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 321, or *. Intermediate problematic study of form in painting

323. Painting III. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 322, or *. Advanced problematic study of painterly form moving toward an introduction to personal expression

324. Workshop in Painting. 1-3 hrs. Painting experiences which may be pursued by students at various levels. May not be used toward the major or minor. May be repeated

331. Directed Museum and Gallery Tour. 1-3 hrs. Field trip and tour of galleries and museums for the viewing of original works. May be repeated

332. History of Art I. 3 hrs. A lecture course surveying ancient through medieval art

334. History of Art II. 3 hrs. A lecture course surveying Renaissance through contemporary art

335L. Practicum in Gallery Operations. 3 hrs. Provides experience in every facet of gallery operations, including the organization of exhibition schedules, the acquisition, design and installation of art exhibitions, and the writing of promotional material

336L. Practicum in Museum Studies. 3 hrs. Introduces the skills required to assume curatorial and managerial positions in museums. Offers instruction in the history of museums and art acquisition, exhibit design, artifact conservation, and the organization of permanent collections

337L. Practicum in Arts Management. 3 hrs. Offers experience in the organization and management of galleries, museums and arts foundations; emphasis placed on business management and marketing, fund raising, event planning and promotion, and arts advocacy

341. Graphic Design I/Production.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 102, 112, 113 or *. Introduction to the history, processes and procedures of graphic design and reproduction. Computer technology and its role in graphic production is examined

342. Graphic Design II/Typography.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 102, 112, 113 or *. The study of letter forms, with an emphasis on typography as an expressive design element; solutions involving traditional and computer methodologies

343. Graphic Design III/Presentation.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 102, 112, 113 or *. Design systems and presentation methods for graphic layout, with an emphasis on the integration of type and image

344. Illustration.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 102, 311, 313 or *. Problems, solutions, and techniques involving the exploration of the image as a means of visual communication

+351. Ceramics I. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 102, 112, 113. Traditional techniques in the manipulation of clay and glazing

+352. Ceramics II. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 351. Traditional utilitarian techniques in manipulation of clay from the wheel

+353. Ceramics III. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 352. Utilitarian and aesthetic manipulation of clay from the wheel

+360. Workshop in Sculpture. 3 hrs. An introduction to sculptured materials, techniques and concepts; may not be used toward the major or minor in art or art education; may be repeated

+361. Sculpture I. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 102, 112, 113. Beginning sculpture with an introduction to materials techniques and processes, emphasis on problem solving

+362. Sculpture II. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 361. Continuation of beginning sculpture

+363. Sculpture III. 3 hrs. Studio, repeatable once for additional 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 113 or *. Advanced study from the human figure involving three-dimensional modeling

+370. Workshop in Printmaking. 3 hrs. An introduction to printmaking techniques; may not be used toward the major or minor in art or art education; may be repeated

+371. Printmaking I. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 102, 112, 113 or *. A study of techniques and design for relief printmaking

+372. Printmaking II. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: 102, 112, 113 or *. A study of techniques and design for intaglio printmaking

+373. Printmaking III. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 102, 112, 113 or *. A study of techniques and design for lithographic printmaking

+374. Special Problems in Printmaking. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 102, 112, 113 or *. Directed study in printmaking techniques; may be repeated

380. Workshop in Art. 1-3 hrs. Workshop in Art. Art experiences with variable content; may not be used toward the major or minor; may be repeated

381. Photography I. 3 hrs. Studio. Introduction to basic skills with the camera and darkroom using black and white photography

382. Photography II. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 381 or *. Continuation of Art 381 with an emphasis on composition in black and white photography

383. Color Photography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 382 or *. Introduction to basic color photography and printing

400. The Art of Italy. 3 hrs. Prerequisite:*. A travel/study course in the art of Italy

410. The Historiography and Methodologies of Art History. 3 hrs. This course will serve as an introduction to the historical development of art history as a field of intellectual inquiry. Emphasis placed on the major approaches that modern art historians have applied to the discipline

415. Graphic Design History. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: ART 332, ART 334 or *. A lecture course designed to inform about the current trends in the plastic and graphic arts, including historical precedents.

418. Capstone for B.A. in Art. 3 hrs. Research and oral presentations on a topic related to one of the two studio focus areas of BA in Art students

421. Painting IV. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 323 or *. A personal search in painting; class discussion and criticism

422. Painting V. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 421 or *. Advanced development of a personal language and statement in painting

423. Painting VI. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisites: ART 422 or *. A sustained individual effort in painting leading to the independent work of the senior project

428. Painting Project. 3 or 6 hrs. Prerequisites: ART 422 and *. Independent expressive problem in painting culminating with an exhibition

430. Research Methods in Art History. 3 hrs. A systematic analysis of the tools and techniques available to the art historian when conducting research into the art object WI

431. Ancient Art History. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 332. Art of the ancient world up to the fourth century

432. Medieval Art History. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 332. Art of Europe from the fourth through the 15th centuries

433. Northern Renaissance Art History. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 334. Art of the Netherlands, Germany and France during the 14th through 16th centuries

434. Italian Renaissance Art History. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 334. Art of Italy during the 14th through 16th centuries

435. Baroque and Rococo Art History. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 334. The art of Europe from the end of the 16th through the 18th centuries

436. Nineteenth Century Art History. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Art 334. The analysis of Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism

437. Art 1900-1940. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 334. The analysis of Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada and Surrealism

438. Art 1940-Present. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 334. The analysis of the many trends in art in the Post-World War II period

439. Connoisseurship. 3 hrs. This course is devoted to the direct analysis of original works of art; emphasis placed on the physical consistency of objects–their dimension, style and quality

441. Graphic Communication.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 341, 342, 343, or *. Solving conceptual problems visually requiring the application of professional level graphic communication skill, with emphasis on professional procedure and professional portfolio development; must be taken three times over three semesters

442. Interactive Design I. *** 3 hrs. A design studio course. Prerequisite: ART 311, ART 313. An introduction to computer imaging as a means to solve communication design problems. Course content relates specifically to the application of prerequisite design skills to interactive media

443. Interactive Design II. *** 3 hrs. A studio design course. Prerequisite: ART 442. Continuation of ART 442, with an emphasis on the application of advanced design skills to interactive communication. Course content relates specifically to students enrolled in the Graphic Design emphasis area

444. Graphics Design Portfolio.*** 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 441 course series over 3 semesters or *. Preparation of Graphic Design Portfolio and preparation for entry into the profession

448. Graphic Communication Project.*** 3 hrs. WI Prerequisite: ART 441 course series over 3 semesters * . A comprehensive design study initiated by the student in an area of specified interest under the direction of a committee of faculty advisers. Public presentation of portfolio

+451. Ceramics IV. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 353. Continuation of Ceramics III

+452. Ceramics V. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 451. Advanced ceramics, self-motivated ceramics with a personal level of expression

+453. Ceramics VI. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 452. Continuation of Ceramics V with a direction toward a professional level of personal expression

+458. Ceramics Project. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 453. Independent project in ceramics culminating with an exhibition. A written proposal, faculty committee and * is required

+461. Sculpture IV. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 362. Sculpture problem solving with a direction toward self-motivated personal expression

+462. Sculpture V. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 461. Continuation of Sculpture IV

+463. Sculpture VI. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 462. Advanced sculpture, self-motivated sculpture with a direction toward a professional level of personal expression

464. Contemporary Theory and Criticism. 3 hrs. This course focuses on the concept, content and context of contemporary art making, with considerable attention given to critical theory as it spans across art disciplines

+468. Sculpture Project. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 463. Independent project in sculpture culminating with an exhibition. A written proposal, faculty committee and * is required

+471. Advanced Printmaking IV. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 371. Continued study of the aesthetic and technical aspects of the relief printmaking processes

+472. Advanced Printmaking V. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 372. Continued study of the aesthetic and technical aspects of the intaglio printmaking processes

+473. Advanced Printmaking VI. 3 hrs. Studio. Prerequisite: ART 373. Continued study of the aesthetic and technical aspects of the lithographic printmaking processes

481. Photography IV. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 313 or *. Studio. Digital imaging

482. Studio Photography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 382 or *. Studio. Studio photography

483. Experimental Photography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ART 382 or *. Studio. Experimental photography

491. Art Internship. 1-9 hrs. A professional work-training experience with a host organization, institution, or artist as a means of preparing for a career goal or further studies. Permission of the faculty intern supervisor and department chair required. May be repeated

492. Special Problems in Art. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of instructor. Individual research on an approved visual art problem; may be repeated up to three times (Students undertaking a Senior Honors Project will enroll in ART H492.)

493. Special Problems - Non-Studio. 3 hrs. A lecture course that investigates art - historical and museum studies topics of special interest to students; may be repeated up to three times

498. British Studies, Art History. 3-6 hrs. Variable content. Lecture series and research offered under the auspices of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies

499. British Studies, Art Studio. 3-6 hrs. Variable content. Studio series offered abroad under the auspices of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)