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Department Of Fine Arts

Department Of Fine Arts

Course Descriptions

FINA-A 101 : Ancient and Medieval Art (019028)

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 (019029)

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 (019038)

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 (019092)

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.

FINA-A 341 : Nineteenth-Century European Art (019093)

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 (019094)

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 (081731)

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 (019117)

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 (019143)

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-A 495 : Readings and Research in Art History (019185)

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.

FINA-F 100 : Fundamental Studio-Drawing (019283)

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 (019284)

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 (019285)

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-H 100 : Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture for Non-majors (019304)

Objectives: to acquaint students with outstanding works of art and to provide an approach to appreciation through knowledge of purpose, techniques, form, and content. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 100 : Drawing I (019572)

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 200 : Drawing I (019588)

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 (019593)

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 (019597)

Introduction to printmaking. Emphasis on relief. Problems in pictorial composition and drawing stressed. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 250 : Introduction to Design Practice (019599)

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 (019605)

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 (019606)

The study of the relationships of volume and space through modeling, carving, and construction. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 291 : Fundamentals of Photography (019611)

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 (019616)

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 (019620)

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 (019624)

FINA-S 338 : Watercolor Painting II (019625)

Further work in advancing technical skill in watercolor and achieving stylistic individuality. May be repeated once (Occasionally)

FINA-S 341 : Printmaking II Intaglio (019626)

Advanced study with emphasis on intaglio. Problems in pictorial composition and drawing stressed. May be repeated once (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 344 : Printmaking II Silkscreen (019628)

Advanced study with emphasis on silkscreen. Problems in pictorial composition and drawing stressed. May be repeated once. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 351 : Typography 1 (019634)

Further studies in visual communication concentrating on letter drawing, symbolic drawing, and typographic exploration. Production methods. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 352 : Graphic Design III (019635)

Advanced studies in visual problem solving relating to the development of symbols and their integration with typographic communication, photography, and design-oriented drawing. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 353 : Graphic Design IV (019636)

Using a variety of media to communicate messages, students apply processes from printing to multimedia as appropriate for directed projects. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 361 : Ceramics II (019642)

Continued practice in forming and glazing Lectures. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

FINA-S 371 : Sculpture II (019645)

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 (019651)

Practice of photography applied to student's major study or area of special interest in the humanities and social sciences. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

FINA-S 400 : Independent Studio Projects (019654)

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 work does not fulfill a specific course requirement for fine arts major. It does count within the 25-34 credit hour studio art limit. 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 (019655)

Advanced drawing. Continuation of FINA S301. May be repeated up to a total of 20 credit hours. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 413 : Typography (080897)

Studies in graphic design concentrating on typography as it relates to other design elements in practical design application. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 414 : Layout and Design (080898)

Students in graphic design concentrating on layout as it relates to other publication design. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 415 : Package Design (080930)

Studies in graphic design concentrating on package design. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 420 : Topics in Studio Art (019664)

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. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 431 : Painting III (019667)

FINA-S 438 : Water Media (019674)

Experimentation with the various water media. With source and nonsource. Maximum of 9 credit hours. (Occasionally)

FINA-S 441 : Printmaking III Intaglio (019676)

May be repeated up to a total of 20 credit hours. Advanced work in intaglio for qualified students. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 444 : Printmaking III Silk Screen (019679)

May be repeated for a total of 20 credit hours. Advanced work in silkscreen for qualified students.(Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 447 : Printmaking III (019681)

May be repeated for a total of 20 credit hours. Advanced work in intaglio, lithography, or serigraphy for qualified students. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 451 : Graphic Design Problem Solving (019685)

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)

FINA-S 461 : Ceramics III (019694)

FINA-S 471 : Sculpture III (019698)

May be repeated for a total of 20 credit hours. Concentration on construction, carving, welding, and figure modeling. Concentration will be on foundry techniques each spring semester. (Fall, Spring)

FINA-S 490 : Advanced Photography I (019707)

May be repeated for a total of 20 credit hours. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

FINA-S 491 : Advanced Photography II (019708)

FINA-S 497 : Independent Study in Fine Arts (019713)

Creative projects and senior exhibition in the student's area of practice. Course requires a section authorization form. (Fall, Spring)