Schools & Divisions

Courses

  • FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art (3 cr.) A survey of major styles and monuments in art and architecture from prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages. (Fall)
  • FINA-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art (3 cr.) A survey of major artists, styles, and movements in European and American art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present. (Spring)
  • FINA-A 160 Introduction to East Asian Art (3 cr.) An introduction to the art of India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and Korea. This course covers painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts identified with the Far East. (Fall)
  • FINA-A 340 Topics in Modern Art (3 cr.) P: FINA-A 102 Topics rotate covering different aspects of the history and study of modern art. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (Occasionally)
  • FINA-A 341 Nineteenth-Century European Art (3 cr.) P: FINA-A 102 Survey of major artists and styles in painting and sculpture from circa 1770 to 1900, emphasizing developments in France, England, and Germany. Topics include neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, and postimpressionism. (Fall)
  • FINA-A 342 Twentieth-Century Art (3 cr.) P: FINA A102 Survey of major artists, styles, and movements in painting and sculpture from 1900 to the present in Europe and the United States. Topics include expressionism, cubism, futurism, dada, surrealism, and abstraction. (Spring)
  • FINA-A 383 Contemporary Art (3 cr.) This course will survey art from the 1970s to the present. Classroom lectures, museum gallery visits will be a part of the course. (Spring)
  • FINA-A 396 Foreign Study in History of Art (1-9 cr.) Intended only for students participating in IU Overseas Study Program; all fine arts majors are required to obtain prior approval from undergraduate history of art advisor. May be repeated for a total of 9 credit hours. (Occasionally during Summer)
  • FINA-A 435 Art Theory—Seniors (2 cr.) P: two 100- level Art History courses This course is designed to cover broad-ranging concerns vital to the art major's continuing career in graduate school and the professional art world. Open to seniors only. (Fall)
  • FINA-F 100 Fundamental Studio—Drawing (3 cr.) Development of visual awareness and coordination of perceptual and manual skills; seeing, representing, and inventing on an experimental, exploratory level in two dimensions. Includes placement, scale, volume, light, formal articulation, and investigations of color theory. (Spring)
  • FINA-F 101 Fundamental Studio-3D (3 cr.) Volume, space, material, and physical force studies provide the basis for exploration of three-dimensional form; includes carving, construction, modeling. (Fall)
  • FINA-F 102 Fundamental Studio-2D (3 cr.) Color, shape, line, and value structures are studied as the basis for exploration of two-dimensional spatial relationships; includes investigation of conventional and invented tools and media. (Spring)
  • FINA-S 200 Drawing I (3 cr.) Preliminary course for advancement in drawing, stressing visual awareness; seeing, representing, and technical command on a two-dimensional surface. Problems in handling placement, scale, space, volume, light, and formal articulation. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 230 Painting I (3 cr.) Preliminary course for advancement in painting; exploring technical and visual aspects of color media. Emphasis on media command and structural problems in painting. Media: oil and acrylics. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 240 Basic Printmaking Media (3 cr.) Introduction to printmaking. Emphasis on relief. Problems in pictorial composition and drawing stressed. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 250 Introduction to Design Practice (3 cr.) P: Student needs to have a basic level of proficiency in using computers to take this class. Visual communication emphasizing the perceptive use of line, interval, proportion, color, sequence, and grid systems. Basic tools and drawing disciplines of graphic design. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 260 Ceramics I (3 cr.) A limited introduction to handbuilding, throwing, glaze mixing, glaze application, including a few lectures on basic ceramic techniques. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)
  • FINA-S 270 Sculpture I (3 cr.) The study of the relationships of volume and space through modeling, carving, and construction. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 291 Fundamentals of Photography (3 cr.) Basic practice of camera operations; exposure calculation; and exposing, printing, and enlarging monochrome photographs. Guidance toward establishment of a personal photographic aesthetic. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)
  • FINA-S 301 Drawing II (3 cr.) P: FINA-S 200 or consent of instructor. Intermediate course in drawing from the model and other sources. Emphasis on technical command of the media in conjunction with the development of a visual awareness.Continued problems in the articulation of space, scale, volume, and linear sensitivity.  May be repeated once. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 331 Painting II (3 cr.) P: FINA S230 or consent of instructor. Intermediate course in painting from the model and other sources. Emphasis on technical command and understanding of the components of painting space, color, volume, value, and scale. Media: oil or acrylics. May be repeated once. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 337 Watercolor Painting I (3 cr.)  An introduction to watercolor working from still life, portrait, and figure, stressing technical competence. (Occasionally)
  • FINA-S 344 Printmaking II Silkscreen (3 cr.) P: FINA-S 340. Advanced study with emphasis on silkscreen. Problems in pictorial composition and drawing stressed.  May be repeated once. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 351 Typography 1 (3 cr.) P: FINA-S 250 or consent of instructor. Further studies in visual communication concentrating on letter drawing, symbolic drawing, and typographic exploration. Production methods. (Fall)
  • FINA-S 352 Production for Graphic Design (3 cr.) P: FINA-S 351 or consent of instructor. Advanced studies in visual problem solving relating to the development of symbols and their integration with typographic communication, photography, and design-oriented drawing. (Fall)
  • FINA-S 353 Graphic Design IV (3 cr.) P: FINA-S 352 or consent of instructor. Using a variety of media to communicate messages, students apply processes from printing to multimedia as appropriate for directed projects. (Occasionally)
  • FINA-S 361 Ceramics II (3 cr.) P: FINA-S 260 or consent of instructor. Continued practice in forming and glazing Lectures.  May be repeated once. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 371 Sculpture II (3 cr.) P: FINA-S 270 or consent of instructor. Continuation of basic studies, using both figurative (modeling from human figure in clay) and abstract means (constructions in metal, wood, and plaster). Concentration on manipulative and technical skills and more complex materials.  May be repeated once. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 392 Intermediate Photography (3 cr.) P: FINA-S 291 or consent of instructor. Practice of photography applied to student's major study or area of special interest in the humanities and social sciences. May be repeated once. (Fall, Spring)
  • FINA-S 400 Independent Studio Projects (1-6 cr.) P: FINA 300-level studio course. Designed for advanced studio art students who want to work independently on special studio projects under the guidance of a faculty member or committee. This course counts within the 19 credit hours studio art limit of BA students and 48 credit hours of BFA students.  Students must arrange a project with a faculty member who will supervise and grade the work produced. One credit is given for each three hours of work per week for the entire semester.  Repeatable up to 6 credits. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)
  • FINA-S 401 Drawing III (1-6 cr.) P: junior/senior standing, FINA-S 301. Advanced drawing. Continuation of FINA S301. (Fall, Spring) May be repeated up to a total of 20 credit hours.
  • FINA-S 413 Typography (2 cr.) P: FINA-S 351. Studies in graphic design concentrating on typography as it relates to other design elements in practical design application. (Occasionally)
  • FINA-S 414 Layout and Design (2 cr.) P: FINA-S 351. Students in graphic design concentrating on layout as it relates to other publication design. (Occasionally)
  • FINA-S 415 Package Design (2 cr.) P: FINA-S 351. Studies in graphic design concentrating on package design. (Occasionally)
  • FINA-S 420 Topics in Studio Art (3 cr.) P: junior standing or consent of instructor. May be repeated up to a total of 20 credit hours.  A multidisciplinary studio course that explores topics through the use of a variety of artistic approaches. Students will work in the media of their choice. (Occasionally)
  • FINA-S 431 Painting III (1-6 cr.) P: junior standing, FINA-S 331. Advanced course in painting. Continuation of FINA S331. (Fall, Spring) May be repeated up to a total of 20 credit hours.
  • FINA-S 444 Printmaking III Silk Screen (1-6 cr.) P: FINA-S 344. Advanced work in silkscreen for qualified students.(Fall, Spring) May be repeated for a total of 20 credit hours.
  • FINA-S 451 Graphic Design Problem Solving (3 cr.) P: FINA-S 352 and consent of instructor. Professional problem solving in graphic design. Using a variety of media to communicate messages, students apply processes from printing to multimedia as appropriate for directed projects. (Occasionally) May be repeated for a total of 20 credit hours.
  • FINA-S 461 Ceramics III (1-6 cr.) P: junior/senior standing, FINA-S 361. Further practice in ceramic studio techniques. Body preparation. Lectures. (Fall, Spring) May be repeated up to a total of 20 credit hours.
  • FINA-S 471 Sculpture III (1-6 cr.) P: junior/senior standing. Concentration on construction, carving, welding, and figure modeling. Concentration will be on foundry techniques each spring semester. (Fall, Spring) May be repeated for a total of 20 credit hours.
  • FINA-S 490 Advanced Photography I (3 cr.) P: junior/senior standing, FINA-S 392 or consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer I) May be repeated once.
  • FINA-S 491 Advanced Photography II (1-6 cr.) P: junior/senior standing, FINA-S 490 or consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer I) May be repeated up to a total of 20 credit hours.
  • FINA-S 497 Independent Study in Fine Arts (1-3 cr.) P: majors only, senior standing Creative projects and senior exhibition in the student's area of practice. Course requires a section authorization form. (Spring)
  • FINA-A 495 Readings and Research in Art History (1-4 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. This course is reserved for students wishing to pursue undergraduate research.  Arrangements are made with faculty supervisor.  Individual study.  May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. (Occasionally)
  • FINA-H 101 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)

    To acquaint students with outstanding works of art and to provide an approach to appreciation through knowledge of purpose, techniques, form, and content. This course will not count towards the FINA degree  (Occasionally)

  • FINA-D 317 Video Art (3 cr.) Techniques of generating and editing digital imagery, sound and video.  Students apply concepts to non-linear digital editing systems while learning a new visual vocabulary.  Class also covers special effects, animation programs, and the aesthetics of time based media.  (Occasionally)

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