Art Therapy Course Descriptions

ART 010, 020, 030, 040 Art Exhibition Attendance
0 credits
A requirement featuring exhibition attendance as fulfillment of an art major requirement. Students must attend and show evidence of at least one art exhibition per year as a pre-art or art major. (CR/NC grade only.)

ART 101 Art Fundamentals
3 credits
An introduction to fundamental art concepts and techniques, including an overview of art history. The course provides basic studio experiences in drawing, painting, and other media, and serves as a prerequisite for additional art electives.

ART 102 Introduction to Art Concepts
3 credits
A course in which non-art majors will be introduced to an understanding and appreciation of art forms. They learn to describe, analyze, interpret, and use evaluative criteria when observing these art forms. It is not intended for education majors.

ART 103 Art Foundation for Educators
3 credits
A basic course developing an art foundation for educators. The art experiences will address necessary objectives for the development of cogent teaching practice including sensory and perceptual awareness, recognition and use of fundamental art concepts, implementation of the creative process, formation or enrichment of art techniques and skills and encouragement for a more profound respect and recognition of the visual arts. This is a required art course for all early childhood–elementary and elementary–middle education majors, and a recommended art core course for other education majors with the exception of art education.

ART 111 Basic Drawing
3 credits
A development of the concepts of awareness and perception of form in nature, in the drawings of major artists, in one’s personal life experience and in that coming from diverse cultures. Both a disciplined set of skills and imagination are emphasized. Students use basic drawing tools and materials to apply knowledge of composition with line, value, texture, space relationships, perspective, and the emotional quality of drawing. A studio-intensive course in drawing that will focus on awareness and perception of forms in nature and developing skills needed to render such forms on paper. This is a required course for all art majors. Previous art experience is recommended.

ART 201 Design
3 credits
A study of design theory, its evolution, and the elements and principles of design. To apply the theory, students create two-dimensional designs in a variety of media. Fundamental visual communication methods are studied and applied. This is a required course for all art majors, and a preferred art core course for communication majors. Previous art experience is recommended.

ART 202 Basic Painting
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 101 or ART 103 or ART 111 or ART 201
An introduction to basic painting concepts through varied media: pastels, watercolors, oils, and/or acrylics. Students examine techniques, color theory, composition, and the application of these by the masters. They will explore a variety of approaches to painting and use a creative process in expressing ideas in paint.

ART 203 Introduction to Graphic Arts
3 credits
This studio course develops core concepts and skills in graphic design, technology, and file management while engaging in projects that utilize industry-standard computer applications. Students will focus on compositions that integrate text and image into vehicles of effective communication. The course will examine the role of the computer in art and graphic design, and foster insights into design theory. This is a required course for all art majors, and a preferred art core course for communication majors. Previous art experience is recommended.

ART 204 Special Topics
1–3 credits
A specialized area of art study reflecting advanced approaches to a project or research. Approval of instructor required.

ART 205 Digital Imaging
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 203
An advanced course focusing on the use of the computer as a tool for creating images and graphics. Provides a basic understanding and use of electronic still cameras, image scanners, and image processing computer software. Students will learn to use input and output devices to capture, manipulate, and transmit photographic images. The class will have hands-on work sessions and sustained imaging projects using Adobe Photoshop. A concise review of the role of computer as a graphic imaging tool and the ethics of image manipulation will also be included.

ART 206 Scientific Illustration
3 credits
(Also BIO 206)
This course will help students develop an ability to produce effective illustrations of scientific subject matter for science classes, displays, learning centers, slide lectures, publications, advertisements or other uses. The student also will gain an understanding of the differences between illustration and art, and of the importance of illustration as a form of communication. The students will increase their observational ability and will learn basic techniques of drawing in pen and ink, pencil and scratchboard, and will be introduced to airbrush.

ART 207 Computer Illustration
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 203
A course exploring the use of the computer in drawing and illustration. Students will learn the basic techniques of computer-aided rendering, layout, and design. The history of traditional illustration and design, and its relationship to digital techniques, will be examined.

ART 211 Basic Sculpture
2–3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 101 or ART 103 or ART 201
A studio course exploring three-dimensional form in space and its history. Students first develop awareness of such forms in space, and then perceptual and technical skills in bringing together ideas and materials in three-dimensional form.

ART 212 Basic Ceramics
2–3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 101 or ART 103 or ART 201
A studio course exploring the medium of clay and its history. Students learn the methods of constructing three-dimensional forms in clay through hand-building techniques, as well as decorating and glazing their forms. Wheel-throwing techniques are presented for those wishing to experiment, but are not required.

ART 221 Calligraphy and Composition
2–3 credits
The development of calligraphic skills for personal or practical use. Students gradually build a repertoire of lettering styles, using a variety of tools. These styles are then used in designed layout work for presentation to a commercial printer and/or for completed calligraphic art forms in themselves.

ART 222 Intermediate Drawing I
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 111
A course building on basic drawing skills in working with advanced problems in drawing plant, animal, and human life forms. Development of skill in self-expression with life forms is attained through exercises that include gesture, contour, structure, and perspective drawings, as well as general anatomy studies.

ART 230 Survey of Art History I
3 credits
A survey of art history beginning with cave art and moving to the Renaissance. When taken with ART 240 Survey of Art History II, these two courses provide a chronological treatment of world art. Respect for and appreciation of the aesthetic expressions of various cultures develop as students learn about major movements, artists and works through a variety of analytical, interpretive, and evaluative approaches.

ART 231 The Ancient World
1 credit
A survey of art forms from the birth of art up to the Roman types. This course includes the sequence of cave art, ancient Near East, Egypt, Aegean, Greek, and Roman.

ART 232 Post-Roman to Middle Ages
1 credit
A survey of art forms from the early Christian contributions up to the Gothic styles. Sequence includes early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic.

ART 233 Non-European World
1 credit
A survey of art forms from the Orient, Africa, South Pacific, and Native Americas. Sequence includes India, China, Japan, Native Americas, Africa, and the South Pacific.

ART 235 Women Artists Through History
3 credits
An introduction to the accomplishments of women artists throughout history, contributions that are often overlooked in mainstream art history books. The course will survey the entire history of art and will cover female artists who have made a unique, significant contribution to the visual arts.

ART 236 Contemporary Art History
1–3 credits
A study of the history of contemporary art since World War II. The course begins with an overview of modern art and questions the definitions of art, modernity, and self-expression. Students will learn about the earliest contemporary art, such as Abstract Expressionism and Pop, and then rapidly move through the wide variety of movements and theories that replaced them. The course will question the theoretical basis of contemporary art and examine current issues of our post-modern artistic period.

ART 237 American Art History
3 credits
This course is a survey of American art that examines those works and artists that represent the major aspects, trends, qualities, and attitudes revealed in the development of American architecture, painting, sculpture and some other arts from early colonial times to the present, and that suggest the continuing variety of American art. To these ends, the course also will include the art of Native Americans and art that demonstrates America’s cultural diversity.

ART 240 Survey of Art History II
3 credits
A survey of art history beginning with the Renaissance and moving to 1945. When taken with ART 230 Survey of Art History I, these two courses provide a chronological treatment of world art. Respect for and appreciation of the aesthetic expressions of various cultures develop as students learn about major movements, artists, and works through a variety of analytical, interpretive, and evaluative approaches.

ART 241 Renaissance
1 credit
A survey of art forms from Italian sources as well as those outside Italy. This course sequence includes the “Proto” Renaissance in Italy and the 15th century and 16th century.

ART 242 Baroque/Rococo/Romanticism/Realism
1 credit
A survey of art forms from the types listed in the course name. The sequence includes the Baroque, Rococo, Romantic Ages, and Realism.

ART 243 Twentieth Century to 1945
1 credit
A survey of modern art that includes Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, the Fauves, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Art Nouveau, and the International Style.

ART 250 Printmaking
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 101 or ART 103 or ART 111 or ART 201
A studio course exploring the preparation of a variety of plates from which visual compositions are hand-printed in multiple. Students work with a creative process in designing and completing limited edition art prints. They also focus on artist printmakers and the historic contributions of printmaking as an art form.

ART 260 Basic Metals
2–3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 111 or ART 201
A studio course exploring the techniques of the various processes of making art metal forms and their history. Students learn the methods of constructing original three-dimensional forms using various metal alloys, found objects, and textural applications.

ART 302 Intermediate Painting I
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 202
A course building on basic painting skills, enabling students to develop their ability to paint ideas. Students use the media or painting techniques appropriate to the concrete expression of the idea. Research and focus is placed on modern and contemporary world painters.

ART 303 Life Drawing
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 111
An advanced drawing class focusing on figure drawing and construction, stressing anatomy and form. The study of anatomy will be part of the basis for understanding the human figure. The class will have sustained drawing projects. A concise review of the role of figure study from a historical perspective will also be included.

ART 305 Introduction to Photography
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 101 or ART 103 or ART 111 or ART 201
A course building on visual literacy and composition, focusing on the understanding and use of the camera in photography and filmmaking. A brief history of photography is also included.

ART 311 Intermediate Sculpture I
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 211
An application of the design process to complex form. Choosing one or two of the directions introduced in basic sculpture, the advanced student develops concepts to a greater degree of study and experimentation.

ART 312 Intermediate Ceramics
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 212
The pursuit of advanced problems of hand-building methods and the development of wheel-throwing skills.

ART 321 Intermediate Sculpture II
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 311
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in sculpture. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 330 Art History Practicum
2 credits
Prerequisite: ART 230 or ART 240
A practical experience in archival research and art conservation. Students will work with the university’s permanent collection. Examples of the practical applications include researching, cataloging, studying issues of conservation and presentation, and writing commentaries about works in Marian’s collection. This requirement may be met by a co-op or internship at a suitable gallery, museum, or historical society.

ART 333 Intermediate Drawing II
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 222
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in drawing. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 340 Web Design
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 205 or ART 207
This course will focus on advanced communication design projects involving web development and multimedia authoring. It will introduce HTML code and HTML design applications used in the graphic arts. Insights will be gained into nonlinear design and animated graphics.

ART 350 Intermediate Printmaking
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 250
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in printmaking. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 351 Collagraph
3 credits
The application of “collage” to the printmaking process. A build-up of a surface, having textural interest, is inked. The inked “plate” is then placed on paper and transferred to produce the desired print.

ART 352 Relief
3 credits
The production of visual images through the preparation of the surface of a block of linoleum and/or wood. Students work with a variety of printing media in producing images that express their ideas. Artists of linoleum and woodcut relief print forms are studied.

ART 353 Serigraph
3 credits
The creation of polychromatic prints through the various silkscreen stencil processes: crayon, tusche and glue, and film and emulsion. Techniques, formal elements and principles, and cultural influences in the medium are combined to form a foundation for the expression of ideas.

ART 360 Advanced Metals
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 260
The pursuit of advanced problems in art metals and enameling will lead to the production of original pieces by the students.

ART 362 Intermediate Painting II
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 302
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in painting. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 370 Fiber Arts: Stitchery
3 credits
Emphasis on stitching techniques.

ART 371 Fiber Arts: Weaving
3 credits
Emphasis on loom weaving, spinning, felting and various hand techniques.

ART 372 Fiber Arts: Puppetry
3 credits
Emphasis on experience in making different types of puppets.

ART 373 Fiber Arts: Dye Applications
3 credits
Emphasis on different resist and printing processes.

ART 374 Fiber Arts: Leather
3 credits
Emphasis on leather working procedures.

ART 397 Internship
1–3 credits
Students earn academic credit for internship work experiences as they test career choices, improve work skills, and establish professional contacts. These experiences ultimately serve to directly tie students’ academic coursework to non-academic professional experiences.

ART 400 Senior Seminar in Art
3 credits
This class is intended for an Art or Art Education major’s final semester. All courses should either be completed or concurrently taken with this course. This course culminates in a public show, through which the studio Art or Art Education major demonstrates acquired technical skills in a final art project and defends an integrated philosophy of art. The Art Education major’s project focuses on the creative process in the teaching of art.

ART 401 Advanced Design
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 201 or ART 205 or ART 207
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in design. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 404 Special Topics
3 credits
A specialized area of art study reflecting advanced approaches to a project or research limited to art majors or minors.

ART 411 Advanced Sculpture I
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 321
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in sculpture. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 412 Advanced Ceramics I
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 312
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in ceramics. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 413 Advanced Ceramics II
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 412
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in ceramics. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 414 Independent Study
1–3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission
A course designed by the student with an instructor’s guidance to allow students of superior ability to pursue a topic of interest not available through regular courses.

ART 421 Advanced Sculpture II
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 411
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in sculpture. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 424 Advanced Fibers
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 370, ART 371 and ART 372
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in fibers. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 430 Senior Seminar in Art History
2 credits
A seminar that will include peer teaching and that will culminate in independent research and paper presentations. Topics will vary, but they might include the following: women artists, religious art, contemporary issues, recurring subjects and themes, art as propaganda, theories of art criticism, and feminist art theory.

ART 441 Advanced Printmaking I
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 350
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in printmaking. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 442 Advanced Printmaking II
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 441
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in printmaking. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 444 Advanced Drawing I
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 333
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in drawing. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 445 Advanced Drawing II
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 444
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in drawing. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 461 Advanced Painting I
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 362
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in painting. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 462 Advanced Painting II
3 credits
Prerequisite: ART 461
An intense investigation and exploration of skills and techniques involving the creative process in painting. Learning instruments including research, application, discussion, criticism, and reflection culminate in a course portfolio.

ART 497 Internship
1–3 credits
Students earn academic credit for internship work experiences as they test career choices, improve work skills, and establish professional contacts. These experiences ultimately serve to directly tie students’ academic coursework to non-academic professional experiences.
ATH 201 Introduction to Expressive and Therapeutic Arts
3 credits
Through a variety of readings, research, art activities, discussion, and creative journaling, students will experience the fundamental processes of the expressive and therapeutic arts. An emphasis on self-study will aid students in exploring personal goals, expectations, and career choices regarding application of these processes to fields of art, health care, social services, elder care, education, and business.

ATH 203 Basic Therapeutic Skills
3 credits
Prerequisite: ATH 201
This course explores various theories and experiential techniques used in the therapeutic environment. Consideration will be given to the appropriate application of techniques and materials specific to the expressive and therapeutic arts, as well as examine the professional and ethical requirements of the client-therapist relationship.

ATH 204 Special Topics in Expressive and Therapeutic Arts
1–3 credits
This course provides opportunity to explore a specialized area of study in art therapy that may not be reflected in other art therapy courses.

ATH 305 Techniques in Creative Process
3 credits
Prerequisite: ATH 201, ATH 203
This course provides a continuation of the directed self-study process and builds a strong foundation for self-awareness and professional helping skills. Through exploration of a variety of expressive mediums, students will learn to observe, reflect, share, and evaluate their creative experiences. Skill will be developed in creating safe, therapeutic environments, supportive of emotional, physical, spiritual, and cultural aspects of well-being for self and others.

ATH 311 Art Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood and Elementary/Middle Schools
2 credits
This course provides an opportunity for aspiring art therapists to synthesize their studies with art education. Students will apply learning theories to the aesthetic dimension of education focusing on approaches to art, culture and the environment as catalysts for teaching. Majors will use art concepts and processes to make possible meaningful art experiences for sequential levels of learning within the K–elementary framework of school systems.

ATH 315 Fieldwork I and Seminar
3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission
This course provides fieldwork opportunities in approved community agencies, hospitals, schools, and long-term care facilities. The course entails weekly attendance in discussion and processing held on campus in addition to the fieldwork placement. Observation techniques and development of a professional portfolio will be a focus.

ATH 397 Internship in Expressive and Therapeutic Arts
1–3 credits
(Expressive and Therapeutic Arts majors only)
These courses are used in addition to the art therapy fieldwork when students desire more experiences beyond program requirements and are set up with the advising professor and internship staff member. The courses are a learning approach that integrates college studies with volunteer or paid experience that is directly related to art therapy.

ATH 400 Senior Seminar in Expressive and Therapeutic Arts
3 credits
(Expressive and Therapeutic Arts major only)
This is a capstone course that provides direction for students as they integrate classroom learning with practice. Students will reflect and demonstrate personal growth gained throughout their college career via presentation of a personal philosophy, conclusion of a portfolio and other preparation for professional employment, and production of a community arts project.

ATH 404 Special Topics in Expressive and Therapeutic Arts
1–3 credits
This course provides opportunity to explore advanced levels of a specialized area of study in art therapy that may not be reflected in other art therapy courses.

ATH 410 Program Design and Grant Writing
3 credits
Prerequisites: ATH 315, ATH 415
Due to the fact that expressive and therapeutic arts are still quite new to professional therapeutic settings, practitioners often need to educate possible employers and develop their own programs. As a foundation for these entrepreneurial skills, students will explore a wide range of literature in the field of expressive and therapeutic arts, create an extensive resource bibliography and demonstrate skill in the basics of grant writing.

ATH 415 Fieldwork II and Seminar
3 credits
Prerequisite: ATH 315
This course provides a continuation of ATH 315. The student participates in other fieldwork settings to gain more experience. Along with weekly attendance on campus for discussion and processing, the student will develop planning and evaluative techniques, prepare a professional resume, and continue development of the portfolio.

ATH 435 Fieldwork III and Seminar
3 credits
Prerequisite: ATH 415
Building on the experiences acquired through ATH 315 and ATH 415, the student further broadens experience with client populations. Seminars will address professional topics; provide opportunities to refine acquired skills; discuss ethics, communication, client care, case or program management; and continue development of the portfolio.

ATH 497 Internship in Expressive and Therapeutic Arts
1–3 credits
(Expressive and Therapeutic Arts major only)
These courses are used in addition to the art therapy fieldwork when students desire more experiences beyond program requirements and are set up with the advising professor and internship staff member. The courses are a learning approach that integrates college studies with volunteer or paid experience that is directly related to art therapy.

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