Art and Design Courses

Art (ART) courses

  • ART 672 Medieval Art

    Prerequisite: 3 hours of art history at the undergraduate upper division level or graduate level and permission of instructor.

    Painting, sculpture, and architecture of Europe from the fourth century through the fourteenth century. The course emphasizes the development of a distinctly European art and culture. May be taught concurrently with ART 472. Cannot receive credit for both ART 672 and ART 472.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ART 675 Art of the Renaissance

    Prerequisite: 3 hours of art history at the undergraduate upper division level or graduate level and permission of instructor.

    A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe from 1300-1575. May be taught concurrently with ART 475. Cannot receive credit for both ART 675 and ART 475.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ART 678 Baroque Art

    Prerequisite: 3 hours of art history at the undergraduate upper division level or graduate level and permission of instructor.

    The major figures and developments in art and architecture from Mannerism through the Rococo in Italy and Northern Europe. May be taught concurrently with ART 478. Cannot receive credit for both ART 678 and ART 478.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ART 680 Modern Art

    Prerequisite: 3 hours of art history at the undergraduate upper division level or graduate level and permission of instructor.

    A study of the objects, artists, ideas, and movements which are a part of the modern and late modern tradition from the mid 19th Century through the period following the Second World War. May be taught concurrently with ART 480. Cannot receive credit for both ART 680 and ART 480.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ART 684 Contemporary Art

    Prerequisite: 3 hours of art history at the undergraduate upper division level or graduate level and permission of instructor.

    This course will emphasize the issues raised during the transition to "Post-Modern" culture in the last decades of the 20th Century and the beginning years of the 21st Century. The approach and the assignments will employ theoretical and critical as well as historical thinking. May be taught concurrently with ART 484. Cannot receive credit for both ART 684 and ART 484.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ART 685 Art of Mesoamerica

    Prerequisite: 3 hours of art history at the undergraduate upper division level or graduate level and permission of instructor.

    The art and architecture of Mesoamerica and the cultures that produced it. May be taught concurrently with ART 685. Cannot receive credit for both ART 685 and ART 485.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ART 690 Art Studio Workshops for Art Educators

    Focused study in specific studio area, emphasis on upgrading skills and extending understanding of aesthetic and visual qualities. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours. May be taught concurrently with ART 590. Cannot receive credit for both ART 590 and ART 690.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    2-3Fall, Spring
  • ART 692 Art and Theory

    Prerequisite: 3 hours of art history at the undergraduate upper division level or graduate level and permission of instructor.

    This course will introduce students to a range of critical art theories from the late 19th Century through the 21st Century, addressing what has been thought and written about art from various perspectives. May be taught concurrently with ART 492. Cannot receive credit for both ART 692 and ART 492.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ART 698 Seminar in Art Education

    In-depth study of specific topics and/or interaction with leaders in the fields of aesthetics, art criticism, art history, art making, and art education. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours. May be taught concurrently with ART 598. Cannot receive credit for both ART 598 and ART 698.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Summer
  • ART 699 Exploratory Graduate Studio

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Students enrich their individual research by improving their current technical proficiencies and/or by implementing new artistic methods in an exploratory setting. In this studio, students add innovative approaches to their practice while accessing the skills of graduate faculty. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Upon demand
  • ART 700 Historical Perspectives in Art Education

    A history of ideas in art education and the individuals who have made significant contributions to the field; overview of beliefs, values, and practices and the role of art and art education in society.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • ART 701 Directed Graduate Studio I

    Prerequisite: admission to the MFA in Visual Studies program and permission of instructor.

    Mentored graduate research in visual art/design in preparation for thesis development. Students work one-on-one with faculty who supervise their research through the development of theory, technique, and/or concepts. Course content to be determined by the student under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Fall, Spring
  • ART 702 Directed Graduate Studio II

    Prerequisite: ART 701 and permission of instructor.

    Continuation of ART 701. Mentored graduate research in visual art/design in preparation for thesis development. Students work one-on-one with faculty who supervise their research through the development of theory, technique, and/or concepts. Course content to be determined by student under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Fall, Spring
  • ART 703 Directed Graduate Studio III

    Prerequisite: ART 702 and permission of instructor.

    Continuation of ART 702. Mentored graduate research in visual art/design in preparation for thesis development. Students work one-on-one with faculty who supervise their research through the development of theory, technique, and/or concepts. Course content to be determined by student under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Fall, Spring
  • ART 704 Directed Graduate Studio IV

    Prerequisite: ART 703 and permission of instructor.

    Continuation of ART 703. Mentored graduate research in visual art/design in preparation for thesis development. Students work one-on-one with faculty who supervise their research through the development of theory, technique, and/or concepts. Course content to be determined by student under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Fall, Spring
  • ART 705 Interdisciplinary Graduate Critique

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Interdisciplinary graduate critique class that emphasizes the development of individual studio research. Students discuss and develop conceptual, technical, and aesthetic practices in an interdisciplinary critique forum that nurtures cross-disciplinary awareness and approaches. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • ART 710 Professional Practices

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    A comprehensive study in theoretical and practical aspects of succeeding as a practicing artist or designer both inside and outside the academic setting. Students will survey the procedure and common practices expected of the artist or designer as a productive member of the professional community and educator in the field. This course should be taken before the Thesis course at the end of the student's graduate career.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ART 760 Contemporary Issues and Current Trends in Art Education

    Critical examination of current issues and theories concerning the teaching of art; analysis of relationships between historical purposes and current practice; interpretation and evaluation of recent research.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • ART 783 Practicum in Art Education and Educational Workshops

    Prerequisite: ART 360 and ART 366 and 30 hours of studio art.

    Observation and classroom teaching experiences; writing unit and lesson plans; classroom motivation, management and discipline; educational seminar workshops; and exhibition of K-12 student artworks.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    323Fall
  • ART 785 Independent Study

    Prerequisite: portfolio review of work in selected studio area.

    Independent work in one studio area, directed and critiqued by studio advisor. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    306Fall, Spring
  • ART 794 Independent Study in Art History

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor (granted only in special circumstances).

    Individual projects and special problems in Art History. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • ART 795 Graduate Internship in Art History

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Student will complete various duties as assigned with art history-related organizations. These include local museums, galleries, and/or various resource-media collections. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • ART 797 Teaching Practicum

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    This course will address topics unique to university art and design faculty and professional practices in various fields teaching visual studies. Successful completion of this course is needed to participate in Missouri State University's Teaching Assistant Program or to become a Per Course (or adjunct) instructor while enrolled in the MFA program. Students will survey topics pertaining to effective university level instruction through the exploration of course development, organization and public communication skills. Topics such as how and why students learn, where to find teaching resources and how to refine a learning environment will be discussed through a variety of formats and activities in the class. A mentor/mentee program will also be a component of this course to allow students to shadow experienced professors and learn through observation.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    314Fall
  • ART 798 Graduate Studio Seminar

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Seminar exploration of current formal and conceptual problems in visual art/design through discussion and critique of study research. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Fall, Spring
  • ART 799 Graduate Studio Thesis

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Concentrated activity in the major field of study in preparation for the thesis exhibition/presentation. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    6Fall, Spring