Art (AR) Courses

1013 Foundation Studio I - Materials (3) F
This course is the first in the sequence of courses where students are initiated into the process of art making. Drawing techniques, design elements, sculptural techniques and elements, as well as learning how to use a variety of tools and non-traditional materials. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

 
1113 Foundation Studio II - Design (3) SP
The Foundations course sequence hones a sense of creativity and craftsmanship within a variety of chosen media forms taken from the Foundations Studio I - Materials course. Prerequisite: Art 1013. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

1123 Color Theory (3) F, SP
This foundational course will explore the historic and contemporary approaches to using color both in art and culture. Students will be required to complete experiments and projects that will give them a better understanding of color in their own practice as well as the implications color has within a variety of cultural contexts. Studio fee: $75.

1413 Foundation Studio III (3) F, SP
This is a basic tutorial in digital camera operations. Through a variety of projects, the student will become acquainted with the tools needed in order to competently make digital photographs. This includes mechanical operations such as shutter speed, aperture, and light meter issues as well as best lighting practices, trouble shooting, and printing. Studio fee: $75.

1513 Conceptualization and Presentation (3) F, SP
This is a foundation course with emphasis on concept, visual language, and content. This course includes studies in preconceptions, value systems, visual semantics, art criticism, and analysis of visual culture. Strongly suggested corequisite with Art 1113 or 1123. Studio fee: $75.

1723 New Media Studio (3) F, SP
This course sets to explore new forms of media including video, performance, and digital photography and design. Students will be lead through both historical and contemporary applications to gain a better understanding of how non-traditional forms of media are put into practice by artists, filmmakers, and designers.

 
1813 Art Appreciation (3) F, SP, SU
This course presents a general survey art and architecture with particular emphasis on the dawn of Modernism and Contemporary practices. Art is stylistically and contextually analyzed as are various critical theories pertaining to works of art. Students will be able to identify important works from major artistic periods, the styles associated with these periods, and the ideology and factors contributing to such artistic production. Also, students will have the ability to approach art through oral and written components as well as critical thinking. Art majors may not take Art Appreciation for major and minor credit.

2213 Fundamentals of Ceramics (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This is an introduction to hand built clay vessels and wheel throwing and the various processes and tools associated with these forms. Historical and contemporary overview of ceramics will be introduced as well. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

2223 Intermediate Ceramics (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course consists of intermediate hand building and wheel throwing. This course encourages students to develop independent strategies built on the fundamentals of Ceramics and individual directions of creativity. Prerequisites: Art 2213. Art majors must have successfully completed portfolio review. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

2233 Fundamentals of Sculpture (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This is an introductory-level sculpture course exploring the use of sculptural techniques, materials, and strategies. Emphasis is placed on understanding the history of and current trends within contemporary sculpture, as well as applying that knowledge in the creation of a variety of sculptural forms. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

2253 Fundamentals of Printmaking (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This is an introductory course in the language of printmaking, stressing basic techniques in relief, intaglio, and screen printing. Prerequisites: Art 1123 and 1013. Art 1213 is strongly suggested. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $55.

2263 Intermediate Printmaking (3) Offered at department’s discretion
Reaching beyond the fundamental level, this course will explore various modalities of printmaking practice. Prerequisite: Art 2253. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $95.

2313 Fundamentals of Photography (3) F, SP, SU
This is an introductory course in basic studio practice in black and white photography. The course will cover basic principles, creative use of the camera, and printing techniques with emphasis on photography as a fine art, stressing beginning visual awareness and craftsmanship. Through a variety of exercises and projects, the student will become familiar with photo materials, processes, techniques, and two-dimensional composition. 35mm camera required. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $95.

2323 Intermediate Photography (3) SP
This is a continuing course of practice in photography. Through a variety of exercises and projects, the student will become familiar with creative photo materials, techniques, and two-dimensional composition. 35mm camera required. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Prerequisite: Art 2313. Studio fee: $95.

2513 History of Graphic Design (3) F
This is a lecture course that explores the processes of early communication modes to the current digital culture. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of innovators and pioneers of graphic design. Important movements as well as the history of print, typography, and illustration as it pertains to the overall culture of graphic design will be explored as well.

2613 Fundamentals of Painting (3) F
This is an introductory course in the language of painting. Through a variety of exercises and projects, the student will become familiar with various painting materials, techniques, and two-dimensional composition. Prerequisites: Art 1123 and 1013. Art 1213 is strongly suggested. Studio course- meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $55.

3113 Advanced Printmaking (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course is an exploration in contemporary printmaking practices. It will challenge preconceived notions of printmaking and its place in the contemporary art world. Through a variety of exercises and projects, the student will become familiar with creative printmaking techniques and concepts, while emphasizing its criticality and contemporaneous aspects. Prerequisite: Art 2263. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

3123 Creative Design for the Web (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course initializes application of Graphic Design practice and theory to web design. The understanding and implementation of design fundamentals within contextual varieties of different web applications will be stressed through solving problems for different client needs and requirements. Specific web design programs such as Dreamweaver, Flash, and Adobe Go Live will be used in creating each project. Prerequisite: Art 3723 and IT 2053. Studio fee: $75.

3133 Art Theory (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course provides exposure to seminal authors and their work of art theory, beginning with Plato’s Republic through present. Through seminar style classes, students will gain a broad understanding of key concepts from selected readings. The course focuses on the: application, seeing and uncovering of the theory and its relation to works of art and culture.

3503 Methods of Teaching Visual Arts (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This is a course of current methodology in secondary art curriculum. Students will learn ways in which to develop and lead art experiences for students at the secondary level. Students will be expected to develop lesson plans for their various projects, projects that will also allow for some aspect of art appreciation/art criticism. The student must understand the fundamental and integral relationships among art history, aesthetics, criticism, and art production; students will exhibit a basic understanding of the theories of art criticism including the ability to use analysis in historical, student, and personal works of art. Field experience required. (For the secondary teacher of Art) Prerequisite: Art 3513.

3513 Art for Children (3) F, SP
This course is a comprehensive overview of concepts, practices, curriculum integration, and issues in Discipline Based Art Education. Particular emphasis will be placed on ways of stimulating, guiding, and evaluating art learning experiences for children. This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.

3623 Intermediate Painting (3) SP
Reaching beyond the fundamental level, this course will explore various modalities of contemporary painting practice. Through a variety of projects, the student will explore an array of approaches to painting in form, content, and context. Prerequisite: Art 2613. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $55.

3713 Foundations in Graphic Design (3) F, SP
This course emphasizes the importance of design fundamentals in relation to areas of Graphic Design. The class will examine the visual elements of design through: semiotic theory, problem solving, visual culture, critique of visual culture, and strategies for design. Students will gain the ability to decipher successful from unsuccessful implementation of the visual elements of design through solving graphic design problems. Prerequisite: Art 1722 and 1411. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

3723 Typography (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course begins with the history of typography and then covers: the anatomy of type, identification of fonts by their respective class and family, deciphering successful from unsuccessful usage of type and decoding proper implementation of type in various typographic dilemmas. Each assignment will be directed towards understanding methods of communicating through letter forms, while negotiating the semantics found in relations between letter forms and their context. Prerequisite: Art 3713. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

3733 Trademarks and Identity Systems (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course is a thorough exploration of the trademark that will cover its: history, development, style, classification, theory, and relevance in today’s world. The course will facilitate exercising/learning/preparation of a working knowledge of how to
approach/process/complete a trademark and subsequent identity system. Students will work with 3 not-for-profits over the course of the semester, providing new trademarks and identity systems for each through group projects and site visitation. Prerequisite: Art 3713 and 3723. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75. This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.

3763 Packaging Design (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course focuses on the application of graphic design to the simultaneously occupied 2-d/3-d world of product packaging. Projects will be designed and printed to exist in 3-dimensions. Packaging problem solving, project requirements and building applications will be presented through hands-on training in the development of product packaging. Packaging systems and implementation of a design across multiple platforms will be emphasized while considering the successful visual marketing of a product. Prerequisite: Art 3723. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

3773 Designing from the Grid (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course is a thorough introduction to “The Grid,” covering its history, theory, and application. This course will follow the seminal texts and theories of Kimberly Elam’s Grid Systems, Josef Muller-Brockmann’s Grid Systems in Graphic Design and Timothy Samara’s Making and Breaking the Grid for learning different uses of the Grid for Graphic Design. It will focus on creating structured and pre-planned grids to create order between text and image, while bringing a sense of clarity to an overall design. The last section of the course will be devoted to designing away from the Grid, breaking it, even though its under lying structure is always apparent. Prerequisite: Art 3713. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

3913 Advanced Typography (3) SP
This course is devoted to TYPE ONLY and the class focuses on replacing images with type. All projects will deal with provoking the same reaction that images demand, but with type only. Class will stem from how words relate to the things they signify (culturally) and study of Jacques Derrida and his theory of deconstruction. Prerequisite: Art 3713. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.

401V Independent Study I (1-3) F, SP, SU
The Lipscomb University Art Department makes available the opportunity for credit for students seeking an independent study program that would deepen their understanding of a specified concentration of study. This is given, however, on a case by case basis. A total of three hours is permitted toward a students major.

419V Special Topics in Art (1-3) Offered at department’s discretion
Topics vary. Some special topics courses may be assessed a studio fee. This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.

4213 Advanced Painting (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course is an exploration in contemporary painting practices. It will challenge pre-conceived notions of painting and its place in the contemporary art world. Through a variety of projects, the student will become familiar with creative painting techniques and concepts, while emphasizing its criticality and contemporaneous aspects. Prerequisite: Art 3623. Studio course - meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $60.

431V Advanced Studio (3,6) (offered at department’s discretion)
This course will emphasize portfolio development and self directed studio practice. Using lectures and critiques, this course intends to give the student an opportunity to develop a body of work for their senior exhibition and professional portfolio. Prerequisite: At least one of the Advanced studio courses offered by the department. Studio course — meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $55.

480V Art Travel (1-3) F, SP, SU (offered at department’s discretion)
Travel to major cultural centers to view significant works of art. Class lectures, prior to travel, will establish a context for viewing the collections of major museums and galleries. Follow-up research is required. A total of three hours is permitted towards a student’s major.

4813 Survey of History of Art I (3) F
This course presents an intensive study of the artistic periods from the Prehistoric Age to the Gothic Era. Art is stylistically and contextually analyzed. Strong emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to approach art through oral and written components as well as critical thinking.

4823 Survey of History of Art II (3) SP
This course presents an intensive study of the artistic periods from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Strong emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to approach art through oral and written components as well as critical thinking.

4843 Art Since 1940 (3) SP
This course presents an intensive study of the artistic periods from 1940 to the Contemporary Times. Art is stylistically and contextually analyzed with particular attention given to critical theories and history pertaining to the works of art. Strong emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to approach art through oral and written components as well as critical thinking.

491V Internship in Art (1-3) F, SP, SU
This course provides students the opportunity to gain vital experience in a work setting. Prerequisites: Junior standing or above, 3.0 GPA, must have successfully completed portfolio review, and permission of department chair. A total of six hours is permitted toward a student’s major.

4912 Capstone: Portfolio Development and Portfolio Review (2) F, SP
Required of B.F.A. Graphic Design majors during their last semester. The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s work and portfolio simultaneously. Entrance to the Capstone is contingent upon approval by an adjudicating committee composed of full/adjunct professors in the Department of Art. Prior to beginning the Capstone, the student is required to present his/her proposal project for the Capstone to the committee. This presentation should include work from previous courses, influences, and directions for future growth as well as a concise agenda for the Capstone. This class is dedicated to refining a student’s: design abilities, theories, and stylistic approaches in graphic design. Special emphasis will be given in preparing each student’s portfolio, working knowledge and creativity of desired job before entering an interview. This class is for stretching the student to develop a level of design competence that reaches beyond current cultural standards while aiding them in finding their respective niche. Prerequisite: All required and additional courses for the B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Studio fee: $95.

4932 Capstone: Professional Studio Practices and Senior Exhibition (2) F, SP
Required of B.F.A. Studio Art majors during their last semester. The purpose of this course is to develop the professional practices needed to succeed in the field of Art. Entrance to the Capstone is contingent upon approval by an adjudicating committee composed of full/adjunct professors in the Department of Art. Prior to beginning the Capstone, the student is required to present his/her proposed project for the Senior Exhibition to the committee. This presentation should include work from previous courses, influences, and directions for future growth as well as a concise agenda for the Senior Exhibition. Upon approval by the committee, the student will be required to prepare a complete portfolio (including slides of recent work, artist statement, and curriculum vita), create application packets for exhibitions and graduate programs and apply for exhibitions, graduate programs, residencies, etc. Also, the student is required to plan, create, advertise,
and install a show of their artwork. Prerequisite: All required and additional courses for the B.F.A. in Studio Art. Studio fee: $95.

4933 Christianity in the Visual Arts (3) Offered at department’s discretion
This course explores the history of Christian imagery, its changing role in the context of worship, and its place in the contemporary art scene. Students must be junior or senior standing. This satisfies the daily bible requirement.

4943 Graphic Design Firm (3) SP
This is the final required studio course for senior level Graphic Design Majors. This class focuses on preparing a student for the work environment through functioning like a real design firm. Students will be treated as employees with the professor acting as creative director as the class takes on design needs from 4 area not-for-profit companies. Students will work alongside each other as a team to solve and complete each need throughout the semester. This experience seeks to create real scenarios, such as dealing with: co-workers, communication, misunderstanding, verbal to visual translation, clarification of ideas, working with clients, knowing what a client wants and then providing what they need, working within restrictions and deadlines, how to give a proper presentation, and what type suits each project. SALT credit course. Prerequisite: Art 3713, 3723, 3733, 3773, 3913. Studio course — meets six hours each week. Studio fee: $75.