Art

ART Courses

ART 91. Visual Arts Seminar V. 0 Hours.

A continuation of VA seminar. Restricted to art majors and minors. Mandatory for all art majors after completion of ART 491.

ART 95. Art Experience. 0 Hours.

Students will assist and contribute to an art experience. The course experience will require student to facilitate and support the production of art by working with guest artists and/or contributing art to an event.

ART 101. Introduction to Studio Art. 3 Hours.

An introductory studio art course to familiarize the non-art major with the basic painting, printmaking, sculptural, jewelry, and ceramic processes. Six studio hours per week.

ART 110. Introduction to Visual Arts. 3 Hours.

Study and appreciation of visual arts. Three hour lecture.

ART 112. Print, Web, and Social Media Graphics. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to forms and techniques of social media graphics. Students will explore stylistic elements that are documented in current trends and established methods of design. Students will learn to craft and analyze a variety of inventive texts for traditional and non-traditional forms of print, web and social media.

ART 122. Two-Dimensional Design. 3 Hours.

A basic course in the study of two-dimensional design for the studio artist. Six studio hours per week.

ART 124. Three-Dimensional Design. 3 Hours.

A basic course in the study of three-dimensional design for the studio artist. Six studio hours per week.

ART 130. Drawing I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic drawing techniques through a variety of materials. Six studio hours per week.

ART 140. Arts & Crafts. 3 Hours.

Instruction including, but not limited to, basic techniques in fibers, glass and metal processes. Six studio hours per week.

ART 180. Digital Photography. 3 Hours.

Introduction to digital photography. Digital SLR camera and tripod required. Six studio hours per week.

ART 191. Visual Arts Seminar I. 0.5-1 Hour.

Introduction of departmental requirements, procedures and opportunities. Fall and Spring semesters required for all art majors. Restricted to Art and Art Ed majors and minors.

ART 201. Art Methods for Elementary Education. 3 Hours.

Methods of teaching art in elementary education. Six studio hours per week.

ART 204. Jewelry and Small Sculpture. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic jewelry and small sculpture techniques, design, and materials. Six studio hours per week.

ART 207. Digital Tools: Imaging & Print. 3 Hours.

An exploration of Adobe's Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Covers software programs and peripherals designed for imaging and print, building basic skills and knowledge of computer programs. Prerequisite(s): ART 112.

ART 210. Art History I. 3 Hours.

A survey of western art from Paleolithic to Renaissance.

ART 211. Art History II. 3 Hours.

A survey of western art from Renaissance to present.

ART 212. Non-Western Art History. 3 Hours.

An integrated survey of the art of non-western cultures.

ART 213. Graphic Design I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the elements and practice of typography with emphasis on typefaces and letterforms in graphic design. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 112, ART 207, ART 122, ART 123, and 130 or consent of instructor.

ART 214. Graphic Design II. 3 Hours.

Application of problem solving skills for visual communications as applied to the history of graphic design. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 213 or consent of instructor.

ART 220. Painting I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic painting through a variety of materials. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART, 122, ART 123 and ART 130.

ART 225. Water Media I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic watermedia painting for the studio artist. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 123 and ART 130, or consent of instructor.

ART 231. Figure Drawing I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic figure drawing with a live model. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 122 and ART 130, or consent of instructor.

ART 250. Ceramics I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic ceramic techniques. Six studio hours per week.

ART 265. Sculpture I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic sculpture materials and techniques. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 123, and ART 124, or consent of instructor.

ART 266. Sculpture II. 3 Hours.

Continuation of ART 265. Four studio hours per week. Emphasis on independent development of technique and style. Prerequisite: ART 265 or consent of instructor.

ART 270. Printmaking I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic printmaking techniques and materials: relief, monotype, and screen printing. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 122, ART 123 and 130.

ART 271. Printmaking II. 3 Hours.

Basic exploration in intaglio and lithography printing techniques. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 122, 123, and 130 or consent of instructor.

ART 274. Paper Works. 3 Hours.

Introduction to works on or of paper including book arts, papermaking, and letterpress printing. Six studio credits per week. Prerequisites: ART 122 and 123 or instructor consent.

ART 280. Traditional Photography. 3 Hours.

Introduction to traditional photography. SLR film camera and tripod required. Six studio hours per week.

ART 291. Visual Arts Seminar II. 0.5-1 Hour.

A continuation of VA Seminar, including second year portfolio reviews. Fall and Spring semesters required for all Art majors. Restricted to Art and Art Ed majors and minors. Prerequisite: ART 191 or consent of instructor.

ART 296. Study Tour. 1-3 Hour.

MSU faculty-led study trips to appropriate locations. Will include additional requirements beyond travel itself. May be repeated for credit.

ART 299. Special Topics. 1-8 Hour.

Topics are variable. Offerings include visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ART 310. Modernism. 3 Hours.

A survey of Modernism in Art.

ART 311. Postmodernism. 3 Hours.

A survey of Postmodernism in art.

ART 312. History of Architecture. 3 Hours.

A survey of architectural history from prehistory to the present.

ART 313. Women in the Visual Arts. 3 Hours.

A study of the impact of women in the visual arts throughout history.

ART 314. Art History Topics. 3 Hours.

A survey of a discipline's history from prehistory to the present. Topics are variable. Prerequisite: ART 210 and ART 211 or consent of instructor.

ART 315. Native American Art. 3 Hours.

Art and crafts of the indigenous people of the America's (North and South) through a study of their artifacts and history from pre-history to the present.

ART 322. Graphic Design III. 3 Hours.

An advanced exploration of graphic design in the contemporary digital environment, culminating in the execution of a professional portfolio. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 214.

ART 323. Illustration Techniques. 3 Hours.

Introduction to materials, techniques, and problem solving skills used in illustration. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 122, ART 123, and ART 130 or consent of instructor.

ART 325. Water Media II. 3 Hours.

Continuation of ART 225 with renewed emphasis on development of an individualized technique, style, and concept through acrylic as well as transparent watercolor. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 123 and 225.

ART 331. Advanced Drawing. 3 Hours.

Advanced problems in drawing including still-life, figure drawing and contemporary style. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 231 or consent of instructor.

ART 332. Figure Drawing II. 3 Hours.

Advanced problems in figure drawing with a live model. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 231 or consent of instructor.

ART 333. Painting II. 3 Hours.

Continuation of ART 220 with emphasis on independent development of technique, composition, and style. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 220 or consent of instructor.

ART 334. Painting III. 3 Hours.

Continuation of ART 333. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 333 or consent of instructor.

ART 345. Introduction to Museum Studies. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to the history, key debates, and contemporary practices of museums and galleries with a focus on exhibit design, education, conservation and collection management.

ART 351. Ceramics II. 3 Hours.

Advanced development of the individual ceramist-teacher in studio experience related to clay bodies, glazes, and firing procedures. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 250 or consent of instructor. Entry level specialization and 100 level core foundations.

ART 352. Ceramics III. 3 Hours.

Continuation of ART 351. Six studio hours per week. Emphasis on independent development of the techniques and style. Prerequisite: ART 250 and 351.

ART 362. Printmaking III. 3 Hours.

Continuation of 270 and 361 with emphasis on independent development of technique, composition, and style. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 270 or 361 or consent of instructor. Entry level specialization and 100 level core foundations.

ART 380. Advanced Photography. 3 Hours.

Advanced exploration of photography with emphasis on independent development of technique, composition and style. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ART 281 or ART 382.

ART 382. Alternative Photography. 3 Hours.

Course will encourage exploration and production in photographic techniques not studied in beginning photography courses, including alternative printing techniques. Repeatable to six credits. Six studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 180 or consent of instructor.

ART 390. Art Methods. 4 Hours.

Discussion and interactive experiences developing a K-12 art curriculum. Peer teaching and classroom management, organizational techniques, and practicum. Prerequisites: ART 122, 130, 140, 201 and admitted into teacher education.

ART 391. Visual Arts Seminar III. 0.5-1 Hour.

A continuation of VA seminar, including a junior group exhibition. Fall and Spring semesters required for Art majors. Restricted to Art and Art Ed majors and minors. Prerequisite: ART 291 or consent of instructor.

ART 420. Advanced Study in Art History. 1-6 Hour.

Open to advanced art students for independent research in art history. A preliminary outline of proposed research is required. This course is restricted to art majors or minors. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

ART 422. Advanced Digital Design. 3 Hours.

An advanced study of contemporary software and theory used in digital communication. Prerequisites: ART 112 and ART 207 or consent of instructor.

ART 491. Visual Arts Seminar IV. 0.5-1 Hour.

A continuation of VA seminar. Fall and Spring semesters required. Restricted to Art and Art Ed majors and minors. Prerequisite: ART 391 or consent of instructor.

ART 492. Capstone Experience. 1.5 Hour.

Provides for individual research culminating in a capstone exhibition, portfolio, paper or project with guidance from a capstone committee. Prerequisite: ART 391 or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: ART 491 or consent of instructor. Student must be at junior or senior status before enrolling. This course gathers a student cohort in the Fall semester (1.5 credits) and continues in the Spring semester in ART 493 (1.5 credits) with a culminating experience. The Capstone Experience requirement is ART 492 and ART 493 combining for 3 credit hours.

ART 493. Capstone Experience. 1.5 Hour.

Provides for individual research culminating in a capstone exhibition, portfolio, paper or project with guidance from a capstone committee. Prerequisite: ART 391 or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: ART 491 or consent of instructor. Student must be at junior or senior status before enrolling. This course advances a student cohort from the Fall semester (ART 492, 1.5 credits) and finishes in the Spring semester (ART 493,1.5 credits) with a culminating experience. The Capstone Experience requirement is ART 492 and ART 493 combining for 3 credit hours.

ART 494. Directed Research in the Studio Arts. 1-4 Hour.

This course provides flexible instruction in studio experiences at an advanced level. Consent of instructor. Variable credit 1-4.

ART 496. Study Tour. 0-6 Hour.

MSU faculty-led study trips to appropriate locations. The course requirements will include additional requirements beyond the travel itself and may be repeated for credit.

ART 497. Art Internship. 1-12 Hour.

This course is offered for variable credit. It is an internship to gain further experience in student's selected option. Restricted to art majors and minors.

ART 499. Special Topics. 1-8 Hour.

Topics are variable. Offerings include visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one time offerings of current topics. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

THEA Courses

THEA 95. Theatre Experience. 0 Hours.

Students will produce, direct, manage, design, build, perform, and market a family/youth production. The ultimate goal is to either invite area schools to the performances in the Aleshire Theatre or to tour the production to the area schools.

THEA 110. Introduction to Theatre Arts. 3 Hours.

Basic introduction to the theory and principles of theatrical presentation including dramatic literature, acting, stagecraft and dramatic analysis, with emphasis on practical application.

THEA 120. Intro to Drama Lit & Analysis. 3 Hours.

An introductory course in the literature of drama. Plays representative of important periods of theatre history are discussed and analyzed in their cultural context as well as for possible performance. Students work to understand the plays' potential meanings for modern audiences.

THEA 121. The One-Act Play. 2 Hours.

The course revolves around the study of the one-act play, how it differs from the full length play, as well as the reading of several one-acts and evaluating them as per their availability and appropriateness for competition.

THEA 161. Acting I. 3 Hours.

A basic introduction to script analysis, scene work, and characterization. Exploring the actor's tools through voice, movement, and stage combat may be implemented depending on instructor.

THEA 162. Audition Techniques. 1 Hour.

The selection, rehearsal, and performance of theatrical scenes and monologues as well as musical theatre material for the purpose of auditions.

THEA 164. Musical Theatre Professional Preparation. 2 Hours.

Designed to prepare students to be successful at professional Musical Theatre auditions and to provide them with practical skills and information related to show business (i.e: agents, managers, unions, negotiating, contracts, headshots, resumes, casting directors, etc.).

THEA 194. Independent Study. 1-3 Hour.

Independent or directed study of special topics in the study of theatre. Pre-requisite: Theatre Arts major or minor.

THEA 199. Special Topics. 1-3 Hour.

Varying areas of content, issues, or themes in the study of theatre.

THEA 201. Theatre Practicum. 1 Hour.

Participation in a significant capacity in any communication arts sponsored theatrical production above and beyond the requirements of a specific course. Repeatable up to eight credits.

THEA 202. KCACTF Participation. 1 Hour.

Credit offered to those students selected for the KCACTF Irene Ryan Regional Scholarships as well as those students choosing to actively participate in the various regional events, i.e. Design Expo, Stage Management, Theatre Management Challenge, and those students interested in presenting work elsewhere. The course will include selection, preparation, and presentation of the required artifacts or audition pieces.

THEA 203. Music Theatre Studio. 1 Hour.

Performance of major roles of Musical Theatre in studio projects. Emphasis on the student's integration of singing, acting, and movement into a unified performance.

THEA 221. Costuming. 2 Hours.

Introduction to the art of theatrical costuming from history through construction. Included will be an introduction to the design process.

THEA 222. Make-Up. 2 Hours.

Theory and practical laboratory work in stage make-up applications, including mask building.

THEA 250. Creative Drama. 3 Hours.

The study of creativity, and the relationship of drama and creative play culminating with activities centering around storytelling and children's theatre.

THEA 261. Performance Studies. 3 Hours.

An examination of "performativity." and explorations of performance beyond the confines of "theatre proper". Students will create works for the theatre which resist the limits of traditional narrative as well as experiment with the definition of performance.

THEA 270. Stagecraft. 3 Hours.

The course will begin with the stage managers approach to script analysis for a play in production and will conclude with the fundamental approach to the implementation of the scenic artist's designs for the stage through the study of set construction, painting techniques, and technical coordination.

THEA 275. Production and Design. 3 Hours.

The focus of the course will be design process, as applied to the creation of the theatrical environment, including analysis, research, communication, and implementation. Students will complete design projects in dramaturgy, stage management, costuming, scenery, sound or lighting.

THEA 296. Study Tour. 1-3 Hour.

MSU faculty-led study trips to appropriate locations. Will include additional requirements beyond travel itself. May be repeated for credit. Does not count toward the Theater Arts major or minor.

THEA 297. Internship. 1-2 Hour.

Hands-on experience in the discipline.

THEA 299. Special Topics. 3 Hours.

THEA 301. Movement I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to physical and movement elements of the actor's craft and stage performance, including neutral presence, alignment, walking, spatial awareness, self-awareness, and availability. Exercises will be given to strengthen and stretch the body. Techniques involving the application of yoga, pilates, ballet and Viewpoints will be applied to physical expression in character development and creation of object and animal essences. No previous fitness/movement training required, only a quest for play and healthier daily living.

THEA 302. Movement II. 3 Hours.

Participants will develop body awareness, improve posture, enhance muscle strength, increase range of motion, and further the art of muscle relaxation. Implementation and continuation of yoga/pilates matwork and ballet will increase strength, coordination, and flexibility for the stage performer. Final project will involve movement application with classical Shakespearean text. No previous fitness/movement training required, only a quest for play and healthier daily living.

THEA 303. Musical Theatre Dance. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles and techniques characteristic of tap, jazz, and musical theatre dance styles. Warm-up, exercises, combinations in a variety of jazz and tap styles will provide opportunities for the student to develop an efficient use of weight, alignment, flexibility, articulation of footwork, coordination, endurance, strength, and musicality. A fun-filled class that culminates in song and dance routines for the stage.

THEA 305. Musical Theatre History. 3 Hours.

History of Musical Theatre, primarily focusing on American Musical Theatre, from its defining influences and roots to the present. Topics to be covered include significant productions, composers, lyricists, librettists, choreographers, directors, designers, and actors.

THEA 350. Theatre History, Criticism & Literature I. 3 Hours.

A survey of the development of the theatre and drama, including dramatic analysis, performance theory and style, theater architecture, and individual contributions, from its beginning to 1642. Prerequisite: Student must complete THEA 120 or have instructor consent before enrolling in this class.

THEA 351. Theatre History Criticism, & Literature II. 3 Hours.

A continuation of THEA 350 and the development of the theatre and drama, including dramatic analysis, performance theory and style, theatre architecture, and individual contributions, from 1642 to the present. Prerequisite: Student must complete THEA 120 or have instructor consent before enrolling in this class.

THEA 361. Acting II. 3 Hours.

In-depth study of modern trends in acting technique with special emphasis placed upon the creation of character through various acting styles, and continued emphasis on voice and movement.

THEA 385. Directing. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of composition, picturization, blocking, stage business, and rehearsal as applied to the directing of plays.

THEA 386. Playwriting. 3 Hours.

A study of the basic principles of writing for the stage. Emphasis will be on developing short forms of productions, specifically the ten-minute play.

THEA 387. Playwrights Lab. 1 Hour.

Development of original student-written plays. Focus will be on revision of 10-minute scripts for production. Prerequisite: Student must complete THEA 386 or have the consent of the instructor before enrolling in this class.

THEA 394. Independent Study. 1-3 Hour.

Independent or directed study of special topics in the study of theatre. Pre-requisite: Theatre Arts major or minor.

THEA 395. Service Learning. 3 Hours.

Students will utilize reflection and research (both primary and secondary) to integrate (a) personal community or global service experience(s). Pre-requisite: Theatre Art major or minor.

THEA 399. Special Topics. 1-3 Hour.

Varying areas of content, issues, or themes in the study of theatre.

THEA 401. Tour Show. 3 Hours.

This course is designed for the both the Theater and non-Theater major/minor to acquaint the student with the basic principles of acting, stage work, and touring. These principles include, but are not limited to: script reading and analysis; a technical production process that would accommodate a limited budget and specifics to be performed in various spaces and conditions; the research and preparation of materials that would allow a non- traditional audience member and teacher to view the production and be able to incorporate performance materials back into a regular classroom activity.

THEA 414. Theatre Management. 3 Hours.

This course will emphasize the business of theatre: Production Procedures from beginning to the end; grant writing, box office procedures, publicity policies, and audience development. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

THEA 450. Contemporary Drama. 3 Hours.

A study of dramatic literature from 1952 to the present. Plays from England, Europe, and the Americas will be represented. Course may be repeated as the content changes.

THEA 480. Advanced Theatre Performance. 3 Hours.

The focus of the course may include: script analysis, dramaturgy, devising theatre, and vocal technique for the stage (including diction, pronunciation, and dialect as needed). Students will do a variety of projects leading to production concepts as discussed by the ensemble. The final project will be a finished theatrical performance directed and acted by class members. Prerequisites: THEA 161, 301, 361, and 385.

THEA 492. Capstone Experience. 3 Hours.

Provides for individual research culminating in a thesis project under direct supervision of an instructor. Student must be at junior or senior status before enrolling.

THEA 496. Study Tour. 1-3 Hour.

MSU faculty-led study trips to appropriate locations. Will include additional requirements beyond travel itself. May be repeated for credit. Does not count towards the Theatre Arts major or minor.

THEA 499. Special Topics. 3 Hours.