Art and Design Courses (ART) | Troy University

Art and Design Courses (ART)

ART 1133 - Visual Arts (3)

Visual arts and their relationship to human needs and aspirations. Note: Credit for this course may not be applied toward any program in art.


ART 1134 - Honors Visual Arts (3)

Visual arts and their relationship to human needs and aspirations. Presentation of aesthetic, cultural and social issues related to art and its making. Note: Credit for this course may not be applied toward any program in art.


ART 1145 - Foundations of Form and Space (3)

Introduction to the principles, elements, and concepts of two-dimensional space.


ART 1150 - Foundations of Time and Space (3)

Introduction to the principles, elements, and concepts of three- and four-dimensional space.


ART 2201 - Introductory Drawing (3-5)

Introduction to drawing with emphasis on traditional rendering materials and techniques.


ART 2202 - 2D Studio I (3-5)

Fundamental concepts in printmaking. Basic techniques in producing black and white multiples in relief, intaglio, serigraphy and lithography. Prerequisites: ART 1145, ART 2201.


ART 2204 - 3D Studio I (3-5)

Fundamental concepts in pottery and ceramics. Basic techniques in production and free form ceramics to include introduction to hand-building, wheel throwing, and glazing/firing techniques.Prerequisites: ART 1150, ART2201.


ART 2205 - 3D Studio II (3-5)

Fundamental concepts in sculpture. Emphasis on traditional subtractive and additive techniques in a variety of media. Prerequisite: ART 1150 ART 2201.


ART 2206 - 2D Studio II (3-5)

Fundamental concepts in painting. Basic techniques in application using transparent and opaque painting media.Prerequisites: ART 1145, ART 2201.


ART 2208  - Digital Tools (3)

This course examines literacy and application of art and design industry-based hardware and software.


ART 2210 - Introduction to Digital Drawing (3)

A fusion of analog and digital drawing focusing on basic introductory concepts. Technique and best practices are emphasized.


ART 2228 - Photo Studio Darkroom (3-5)

Introduction to the fundamentals photographic techniques in traditional black and white darkroom photography and contemporary digital photographic techniques and practices. Emphasis on darkroom printing, manual camera controls, compositional elements, digital technologies and photographic history.Prerequisites: ART 1145, ART 2201 or ART 2210.


ART 2230 - Color and Technology (3)

Introduction to the principles and science of color and color applications in both colorant and digital environments. Prerequisites: ART 1145, ART 2201 or ART 2210.


ART 2250 - Survey of Art History I (3)

This course examines the development of art from pre-history to the Gothic period. The sessions will focus on the various social and cultural factors that determine the uses and appearance of art at different times.


ART 2251 - Survey of Art History II (3)

This course examines the development of art from the Renaissance to the Modern period. The sessions will focus on the various social and cultural factors that determine the uses and appearance of art at different times.


ART 2255 - History of Photography (3)

An examination of the development of photography and its relation to the other visual arts. This course is designed to provide a brief introduction to the history of photography. It outlines major developments in photographic processes, concepts, and criticism; and it presents a selection of well-known photographic images from the 19th, 20th, and21st centuries. The course will provide students with a basic knowledge of photographic history, theory, and criticism. It will examine how photography has both been influenced by and has also influenced other mediums. (Writing Intensive)


ART 3301 - Life Drawing (3-5) 

Drawing the human form with emphasis on rendering mood and expression while learning skeletal and muscular structure. May be repeated for credit up to six hours. Prerequisite: ART 2201.


ART 3302 - History of the Arts (3) 

An analysis of examples of art from diverse periods with an emphasis on trends and patterns and the interactions of art with various aspects of social, political, and intellectual developments.


ART 3308 - Graphic Design Principles & Practices (3)

This course explores the principles of graphic design from concept development to final execution. Prerequisites: ART 2230.


ART 3310 - Motion Graphics Principles & Practice (3)

This course is an exploration of graphic design as it is applied to multimedia. Prerequisite: ART 2230.


ART 3315 - User Interface Design (3) 

Formal and practical aspects of graphic design as applied to web development, Internet communication, marketing, and advertising.Prerequisite: ART 3310.


ART 3318 - Conceptual Drawing (3-5) 

A course in the exploration of image making that expands drawing from direct observation to a more conceptual approach.May be repeated for credit up to six hours. Prerequisites: ART 1145, 2201.


ART 3320 - Ancient and Medieval Art (3)

This course will focus on the art and culture of the ancient Greek and Roman Worlds, and consider how the artistic heritage of Europe during the Medieval Era follows upon and deviates from these earlier eras. An examination of the culture and intellectual traditions of these eras will be incorporated as well, with particular focus on how culture influences the artistic traditions discussed. Prerequisite: ART 2250.


ART 3321 - Renaissance Art History (3)

This course will explore the visual arts of the Renaissance from the early Renaissance through to Mannerism. Attention will be paid to the Renaissance in Italy, along with issues of patronage, the socio-political and economic context of the artists, and the cultural, intellectual and religious changes occurring at this time.Prerequisite: ART 2251.


ART 3322 - Rococo to Revolution Art History (3)

This course will examine the visual arts from the Rococo period through to Post-Impressionism. Along the way, we will confront the debates concerning style during the Neo-classical period, the effects of the Revolutionary era and the revolt into artistic individualism during the Romantic period. Prerequisite: ART 2251.


ART 3323 - Modern and Contemporary Art History (3)

This course provides a detailed study of the visual arts of Europe and America from 1900 to present day. Specific attention will be paid to the changing identity of the artist, dialogues and tensions between “high” art and mass culture, and the success and failure of Modernism. Prerequisite: ART 2251.


ART 3324 - Concept and Process (3)

This course is an exploration in content development, publishing, research and design for print and digital media. Prerequisite: ART 3308 or permission of department chair.


ART 3325 - Typography (3)

A study and application of history, design, letterforms, typeface hierarchy, and grids. Prerequisite: ART 2230.


ART 3326 - Digital Illustration (3)

Student will explore the concepts and techniques necessary to create illustrations for use in print, web, and multimedia applications. Various categories of illustration will be addressed (i.e. technical illustration, editorial illustration, charts, maps, icons, and others). Students will also learn of significant illustrators and their contributions to digital image making. Prerequisites: ART 1145, ART 2201, and ART 2230.


ART 3328 - Digital Photo Studio (3-5)

Intermediate classroom environment based around the exploration and fundamentals of digital color photographic processes. Techniques explored are artistic aspiration, color printing, theoretical research and exploration, digital photography manipulation and editing, studio lighting, photographic history and contemporary topics. Prerequisite: ART 1145, 2201, 2210 or 2230.


ART 3330 - 2D Studio III (3-5)

Advanced concepts in two-dimensional media. Studio focus on specific painting, and mixed media techniques. May be repeated for credit up to six hours. Prerequisite: ART 2206.


ART 3331 - 3D Studio III (3-5)

Advanced concepts in three-dimensional media. Studio focus on specific additive and subtractive techniques in a variety of media. May be repeated for credit up to six hours. Prerequisite: ART 2205.


ART 3340 - Portfolio Design (1)

Through this course, students will develop a printed, digital and interactive portfolio that expresses their innovation, mastery of skills and ability to research and complete art/design projects. Prerequisite: Must have completed at least 21 credit hours of major.


ART 3342 - The Business of Art/Design (1)

This course explores the business aspects of the Art and Design Industry and readies students for their transition to the field by providing relevant marketing, entrepreneurial, collaboration, and planning proficiencies. Prerequisite: Must have completed at least 21 credit hours of their major.


ART 3346 - Educational and Psychology Assessment in Fine Arts (3)

This course provides a broad foundation in all aspects of assessment as it is applied to the P-12 music and art classroom, from learning theory to practical application of assessment techniques, data management, critical thinking, progress reporting and portfolio building. Assessment task design in the artistic response modes is covered, and a series of assessments that can be implemented in the music/art classroom are developed.


ART 3348 - Intermediate Photo Studio (3-5)

Intermediate photography, which emphasizes a greater knowledge of digital photographic tools and introduction to video exploration. Techniques and processes explored are photography theory and research, video creation and editing, advanced digital composing and manipulation, beginning portfolio work and studio art. Prerequisite: ART 3328.


ART 3350 - Research and Criticism (3)

This course is a seminar that addresses the study and methodologies of art as it has been interpreted in the modern and post-modern periods. Students must take the semester before taking ART 4499Thesis Exhibition. Prerequisite: ART 2250, ART 2251.


ART 3355 - Graphic Design History (3)

Survey of the history of graphic design from prehistoric visual communications to contemporary global issues.Prerequisites: ART 2250, ART 2251.


ART 3360 - Exhibition Techniques (1)

Student will be introduced to a wide array of techniques for exhibiting and presenting their artwork. Emphasis will be placed on the best industry standards of presenting artwork to targeted audiences including but not limited to galleries, museums, artist representatives, collectors, clients, grant sources, and graduate schools. Prerequisites: Must have completed at least 21 credit hours of their major.


ART 3361 - Integrating Art into the Curriculum (3) 

Critical and experiential investigation of approaches for integrating visual art into the elementary curriculum.Prerequisite: EDU 3310, PSY 3303.


ART 3375 - Special Topics in Art/Design (3)

Examination of selected topics in art and design not included in the established curriculum. Content may be of a historical, thematic, or technological nature. May be repeated for credit up to six hours.


ART 3380 - Travel Study in Art/Photography (1-3) 

Supervised investigation of photography and other art media through travel abroad or within the interior of United States. May be repeated for credit.


ART 3390 - Seminar in Art/Design (1-3 credit hours per course per semester)

This seminar course is a periodic supplement to the existing curriculum, allowing for timely and relevant topics or issues that are not fully covered in existing courses. Topics can be practices or theories related to the making of art and design or the education of such.


ART 4424 - Design Studio (3)

This course will provide the opportunity for students to work alongside of clients in a studio/lab atmosphere to produce design solutions for today’s industry. May be repeated for credit up to six hours. Prerequisite: ART 3315 and ART 3324 or permission from the department chair.


ART 4428 - Advanced Photo Studio (3-5)

Advanced photography classroom emphasizes the preparation and completion of a photographic portfolio and the function of photography online. Students will explore projects established in large format film processing, scanning and printing, advanced theoretical research, historical and contemporary photograph research, continued video creation and editing and alternative printing processes.Prerequisite: ART 3328.


ART 4430 - 2D Studio IV (3-5)

Content and issues in two-dimensional media on the development of personal artistic expression. Advanced studio practices in printmaking and mixed media techniques with a focus. May be repeated for credit up to six hours. Prerequisite: ART 2202.


ART 4431 - 3D Studio IV (3-5)

Content and issues in three-dimensional media. Advanced studio practices in ceramics with a focus on the development of personal artistic expression. May be repeated for credit up to six hours. Prerequisite: ART 2204.


ART 4432 - Women in the History of Art (3) 

This course examines the role of gender in the production and reception of works of art.Analyzing a canon of great women artists, how patriarchal systems have affected the way art history has been written and the impact of the feminist movement on artistic production.


ART 4435 - Collaborative Studio (3)

An integrative art studio experience joining students from each concentration area. Thematic, supervised exploration of a chosen medium. This course will facilitate the comprehensive assessment of student competencies in art portfolio review, core curriculum exam and/or the taking of a standardized art exam, a requirement of all art majors. Prerequisite: Must be taken upon completion of the twelve hours concentration or have approval of the department chair.May be repeated for credit up to six hours.


ART 4450 - User Experience Design (3)

A continuing study of “Design for the Internet”. Through leveraging new trends and technologies students will explore development concepts such as usability, functionality, modality, and accessibility.Prerequisite: ART 3315.


ART 4472 - Internship in Art Education (9) 

The Professional Internship Program is the culminating clinical field-based experience for students seeking certification in a teaching field. The Professional Internship Program provides the student with the opportunity to conduct classes and assume the role of a teacher while receiving supervision from a classroom teacher and a university supervisor for a period of one full semester. The student will demonstrate skills of the informed, reflective decision maker throughout the internship experience. Prerequisite: admission to TEP; Co-requisite: IED 4454 Internship Seminar for Interdisciplinary Education.


ART 4481 - Methods and Materials for the Art Teacher (3)

Teaching methods, selection, organization, and use of art materials. Prerequisite: ART 3361 and admission to TEP.


ART 4491-92 - Guided Independent Research (1 to 3 credit hours per course per semester)

Additional information is indexed under Independent Study and Research.


ART 4493-94 - Guided Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours per course per semester)

Additional information is indexed under Independent Study and Research.


ART 4496 - Internship (3 or 6 credit hours) 

Experiential learning in the context of an art- or design-related profession. Must be approved by the department chair and cooperating host organization or business. May be repeated for credit up to nine hours.


ART 4499 - Thesis Exhibition (3)

This class provides students with the opportunity to produce a body of work related to their area of concentration along with a robust research paper. All students must take this course in one of their last two semesters prior to graduation. Prerequisite: ART 3350.