Studio Art courses

ARST 1050 Beginning Drawing
Beginning Drawing
For majors and non-majors. In this course we will be working from life. The goal is to acquire and develop conceptual and technical skills necessary to translate three dimensional forms to a two dimensional surface.
credit hours: 3

ARST 1060 Beginning Drawing
Beginning Drawing
This course further explores the primary elements of drawing: line, form, value, and texture as a means of perception, understanding, representation, and communication. Emphasis will be placed on creating a correspondence between subject, method, and intent.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1050.
credit hours: 3

ARST 1130 Foundations of Art: Ceramics
Foundations of Art: Ceramics
This course focuses on design elements and principles of organization within the context of contemporary ceramic art. Students will be introduced to a variety of ceramic materials, processes and aesthetic concerns. Emphasis is given to the relationships between ceramics and other art mediums.
credit hours: 3

ARST 1170 Foundations of Art: Glass
Foundations of Art: Glass
This course focuses on the history and theory of glass art, and also introduces basic techniques with attention given to issues of composition, perception, communication, and expression. Emphasis also will be placed on the relationships between glass art, other art mediums, and the history of art.
credit hours: 3

ARST 1250 Foundations of Art: Painting
Foundations of Art: Painting
An introduction to color and color theory in painting. Since color constitutes a major means of expressive communication in the visual arts, the painting projects encourage personal responsiveness to color and explore how it enriches our understanding of the natural world.
credit hours: 3

ARST 1350 Foundations of Art: Photography
Foundations of Art: Photography
This course focuses on the history and theory of photography, and also introduces basic techniques, with attention given to issues of composition, perception, communication, and expression. Emphasis also is placed on the relationships between photography, other art mediums, and the history of art.
credit hours: 3

ARST 1370 Foundations of Art: Printmaking
Foundations of Art: Printmaking
This course is designed as an introduction to a wide range of techniques in printmaking. It is developed to give the student an overview of the possibilities with the processes of relief and intaglio printing. Through a series of demonstrations, projects, critiques, and slide lectures the student will explore the rich diversity of the medium and become exposed to the strong tradition of printmaking. Areas covered include: linoleum cuts, woodcuts, collagraph, mono type, dry point, engraving, and etching.
credit hours: 3

ARST 1490 Foundations of Art: Sculpture
Foundations of Art: Sculpture
An introductory study of three-dimensional form and spatial relationships making use of a variety of media and processes. Slide lectures supplement studio work and present examples of contemporary sculpture within a historical context.
credit hours: 3

ARST 1550 Foundations of Art: Digital Arts I
Foundations of Art: Digital Arts I
This course introduces students to different aspects of design in the digital realm from digital imaging to time-based media. Visual skills, critical voice and basic computer skills are necessary for this class.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2050 Intermediate Drawing: Color
Intermediate Drawing: Color
Incorporating color theory and experimentation, the course will explore the expressive and conceptual potential of color use in drawing media.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1050 and 1060.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2070 Descriptive Drawing
Descriptive Drawing
An exploration of drawing in both an historical and contemporary context as a means of perception, analysis, representation, and communication. Coursework investigates the relationships of the subject to technique and the visual to conceptual. Emphasis is placed on providing a systematic analysis of each subject through the use of multiple approaches.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1050 and 1060.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2080 Life Drawing
Life Drawing
A study of the anatomy and structure of the human form with a view toward understanding and employing the human image in its historical, humanistic function as a vehicle of expression.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1050 and 1060.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2130 Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Ceramics
The course focuses on the use of the potter's wheel in developing ceramic forms. A variety of techniques and forms will be covered with emphasis on their aesthetic and conceptual potential in the field of ceramic art. Historical and contemporary approaches are presented in slide lectures and demonstration.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1130.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2140 Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Ceramics
The course focuses on hand working processes with plaster molds and use of extruded elements in the development of original works. Press molding and slip casting will be covered. Students participate in developing clays, glazes and firing procedures.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1130.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2150 Intermediate Ceramics: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture
Intermediate Ceramics: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture
This course introduces students to issues and formats in contemporary ceramic sculpture. Students will develop original works in clay within the formats of wall platters, figurative sculpture and site specific installations. The course will make use of skills developed in ARST 1130 with some new construction, glazing and firing processes introduced, and students sharing responsibility for clay making and firing of the finished pieces. The development and articulation of original ideas will be emphasized through and studio work time, demonstrations, discussions, slide lectures and critiques.  
Pre-requistites: ARST 1130 or equivalent. 
credit hours: 3

ARST 2170 Intermediate Glass
Intermediate Glass
The goal of this class is to achieve a functional understanding of glass art. This general course focuses on blowing, casting, and forming glass. Attention is given to using the approaches to glass for individual expression.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1170.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2180 Intermediate Glass
Intermediate Glass
The goal of this class is to achieve a functional understanding of glass art. This general course focuses on blowing, casting, and forming glass. Attention is given to using the approaches to glass for individual expression.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1170.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2270 Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Painting
This course focuses on the formal and expressive qualities of both nature-based and pure abstraction. Abstraction is investigated through historic and contemporary ideologies, technical issues and the use of nontraditional materials. Systematic exploration of a variety of approaches will serve as a structure for development of the student's own goals and sensibility.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1250.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2280 Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Painting
An exploration of basic visual and philosophical concepts involved in creating paintings with an introduction to the technical aspects of painting in oils, i.e., preparing a canvas, media, and mixing and applying paint.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1250.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2350 Intermediate Photography
Intermediate Photography
continuation of traditional photographic procedures exploring more complex visual and technical issues, augmented by the employment of supplementary imaging tools and alternative processes.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1350.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2370 Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Printmaking
An in-depth exploration of the printmaking medium covering technical, historical, and conceptual issues. A strong emphasis is placed on students developing a personal voice through their work. An intensive study in the art of stone and plate lithography.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1370 or two courses in drawing.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2380 Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Printmaking
An in-depth exploration of the printmaking medium covering technical, historical, and conceptual issues. A strong emphasis is placed on students developing a personal voice through their work. An intensive study on fine art silk screen.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1370 or two courses in drawing.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2490 Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture
This course explores and expands on the basic concepts, techniques, and processes of sculpture. Students work with projects that develop understanding of both sculptural ideas and materials. A wide variety of media and approaches are explored in this course, including wood, plaster, welding and casting metals, mixed media, and working from the figure.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1490.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2500 Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture
This course explores and expands on the basic concepts, techniques, and processes of sculpture. Students work with projects that develop understanding of both sculptural ideas and materials. A wide variety of media and approaches are explored in this course, including wood, plaster, welding and casting metals, mixed media, and working from the figure.
Pre-requistites: ARST 1490.
credit hours: 3

ARST 2550 Digital Arts II
Digital Arts II
This course emphasizes interactivity and interface design with respect to multimedia and the World Wide Web. Students will create interactive based projects that combine visual and textual elements in creative, critical and innovative ways. Questions of navigation, functionality, usability, and interaction will be technically and theoretically addressed.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3010 Special Courses
Special Courses
Coursework for additional credit in conjunction with 2000- or 3000-level studio courses.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3130 Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Further examination of the aesthetic and conceptual applications of the ceramic medium. The development of individual concerns and vocabulary of form will be stressed. Clay and glaze formulation will be covered. Students are responsible for developing clays and glazes and firing their work.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2130.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3140 Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Development of advanced throwing techniques and concepts related to creating original works on the potter's wheel. More complex forms, as well as glazing and firing processes will be covered. Lectures, demonstration and critiques will supplement studio work time.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2130 or 2140.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3150 Ceramic Firing Technology: Theory and Practice
Ceramic Firing Technology: Theory and Practice
Gas, wood, and electric kiln design, and construction. Firing theory and process will precede specific analysis of the artist's needs, and demonstration and practice of kiln construction and firing.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3170 Advanced Glass
Advanced Glass
This class further develops the student's ability to study methods and processes for forming molten glass into sculpture. Instruction in glass casting and blowing are taught with a focus on creating specific ideas.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2170 and 2180.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3180 Advanced Glass
Advanced Glass
This class further develops the student's ability to study methods and processes for forming molten glass into sculpture. Instruction in glass casting and blowing are taught with a focus on creating specific ideas.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2170 and 2180.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3250 Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting
Principles of picture building and creative composition with a study of media and methods that best stimulate individual expression and predilections.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2270 and 2280.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3260 Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting
Principles of picture building and creative composition with a study of media and methods that best stimulate individual expression and predilections.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2270 and 2280.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3350 Advanced Photography: Chemical Processes
Advanced Photography: Chemical Processes
Emphasis will be placed on advanced exposure and developing controls and printing techniques. Non-traditional and non-conventional image-making processes will be explored, such as multiple printing, tinting, toning, non-silver techniques, and the Sabattier effect. The use of medium and large-format equipment will be introduced, as will advanced studio lighting techniques.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2350.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3360 Advanced Photography: Digital Processes
Advanced Photography: Digital Processes
Building on a foundation of traditional photography, students will be involved with digital imaging as another tool in the process of fine art photographic printmaking. Digital capturing, editing, and outputting will be explored.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2350.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3370 Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Printmaking
A detailed study of the variety of printmaking methods, exploring conceptual and/or personal visions. A strong emphasis is placed on combining techniques, expanding material vocabulary, and experimenting with new processes. Seminars covering both historical and contemporary issues of printmaking will be presented to broaden the student's critical dialogue.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2370 and 2380.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3380 Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Printmaking
A detailed study of the variety of printmaking methods, exploring conceptual and/or personal visions. A strong emphasis is placed on combining techniques, expanding material vocabulary, and experimenting with new processes. Seminars covering both historical and contemporary issues of printmaking will be presented to broaden the student's critical dialogue.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2370 and 2380.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3400 Printmaking - The Art of the Book
Printmaking - The Art of the Book
This Course is an in-depth exploration into the Art of the Book and Book Arts. The course will incorporate various binding techniques with conceptual and formal projects. A History of Book Arts will be presented as well as examples of popular trends in hand made books. Instruction will be given on setting type and using the letterpress. Also covered will be page design, page flow, and digital development of images and text. Readings will accompany slide lectures and demonstrations.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3490 Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture
Further exploration of metals fabrication and casting, carving techniques, additive processes, and environmental art. Seminars, field trips, and slide lectures will supplement the course.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2490 and 2500.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3500 Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture
Further exploration of metals fabrication and casting, carving techniques, additive processes, and environmental art. Seminars, field trips, and slide lectures will supplement the course.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2490 and 2500.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3550 Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
This is a class with an emphasis on digital video, animation and image sequencing. Students will be expected to create time-based projects that combine visual and temporal elements in creative, critical and innovative ways.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3560 Print-Based Media
Print-Based Media
This is a class with an emphasis on book design, multi-page documents, and large scale print graphics. Students will be expected to create print-based projects that combine visual and typographic elements in creative, critical, and innovative ways.
Pre-requistites: ARST 2550.
credit hours: 3

ARST 3650 Mural Painting and Drawing
Mural Painting and Drawing
credit hours: 3

ARST 3900 Studio Internships
Studio Internships
Studio internships are available for individual projects done in association with various firms and institutions in New Orleans. Students will work under professional supervision at these sites, and consult with an art studio faculty member. Requirements include a written report on the experience, and an evaluation by the supervisor.
Notes: For elective credit only.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4130 Studio Ceramics
Studio Ceramics
Advanced level work for ceramics majors, emphasizing individual expression and development of ideas. Independent project work within a class situation.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3130 and 3140.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4140 Studio Ceramics
Studio Ceramics
Advanced level work for ceramics majors, emphasizing individual expression and development of ideas. Independent project work within a class situation.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3130 and 3140.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4170 Studio Glass
Studio Glass
Continuing instruction in glass casting and forming techniques. The emphasis will be on professional presentation of specific ideas.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3170 and 3180.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4180 Studio Glass
Studio Glass
Continuing instruction in glass casting and forming techniques. The emphasis will be on professional presentation of specific ideas.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3170 and 3180.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4250 Studio Painting
Studio Painting
Advanced work for majors.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3250 and 3260.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4260 Studio Painting
Studio Painting
Advanced work for majors.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3250 and 3260.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4350 Studio Photography
Studio Photography
Individual projects in a class situation. Each student explores special interests with the opportunity of working with other advanced students doing diverse projects arrived at in consultation with faculty.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3350 and 3360.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4360 Studio Photography
Studio Photography
Individual projects in a class situation. Each student explores special interests with the opportunity of working with other advanced students doing diverse projects arrived at in consultation with faculty.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3350 and 3360.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4370 Studio Printmaking
Studio Printmaking
Personal exploration into the expansive world of printmaking. Emphasis is placed on personal growth and development both on the conceptual and technical level. The course consists of individual and group projects in a class setting.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3370 and 3380.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4380 Studio Printmaking
Studio Printmaking
Personal exploration into the expansive world of printmaking. Emphasis is placed on personal growth and development both on the conceptual and technical level. The course consists of individual and group projects in a class setting.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3370 and 3380.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4490 Studio Sculpture
Studio Sculpture
Individual exploration within a cooperative format. Attention given to the development of personal style with seminars supplementing studio research.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3490 and 3500.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4500 Studio Sculpture
Studio Sculpture
Individual exploration within a cooperative format. Attention given to the development of personal style with seminars supplementing studio research.
Pre-requistites: ARST 3490 and 3500.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4910 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Open to especially qualified juniors and seniors with approval of instructor and chair of department.
credit hours: 3

ARST 4920 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Open to especially qualified juniors and seniors with approval of instructor and chair of department.
credit hours: 1-3

ARST 4930 Senior Capstone Experience
Senior Capstone Experience
This course constitutes a capstone experience for senior B.A. students in Studio Art. The course will culminate in an exhibition of the students' work in the B.A. Exhibition in the Carroll Gallery which the students will design, install, promote, and document. The course will also cover contemporary art criticism, assisting students in understanding their work in the broader context of contemporary art. Students will visit and critique professional exhibitions, develop the ability to present their own work in a slide presentation and a digital portfolio, and study other professional art practices, resources, and opportunities.
credit hours: 3

ARST 5010 Major Project
Major Project
Notes: Required of each candidate for the B.F.A. degree.
credit hours: 3

ARST 5020 Major Project
Major Project
Notes: Required of each candidate for the B.F.A. degree.
credit hours: 3

ARST 6010 Special Advanced Courses
Special Advanced Courses
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 1-3

ARST 6020 Special Advanced Courses
Special Advanced Courses
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

ARST 7400 Special Problems
Special Problems
credit hours: 3-6

ARST 7410 Special Problems II
Special Problems II
credit hours: 3-6

ARST 7420 Special Problems II
Special Problems II
credit hours: 3-6

ARST 7430 Photography
Photography
credit hours: 3-6

ARST 7450 Photography
Photography
credit hours: 3-6

ARST 7800 MFA Seminar
MFA Seminar
credit hours: 3

ARST 9980 Master's Research
Master's Research
credit hours: 0

ARST H4990 Honors Project
Honors Project
Students propose studio thesis projects at the end of the junior year. Projects are reviewed by an honors committee at the end of the fall semester of the senior year and a recommendation is made on whether to continue. Finished thesis projects are evaluated by the honors committee on a pass or fail basis.
credit hours: 3

ARST H5000 Honors Project
Honors Project
Students propose studio thesis projects at the end of the junior year. Projects are reviewed by an honors committee at the end of the fall semester of the senior year and a recommendation is made on whether to continue. Finished thesis projects are evaluated by the honors committee on a pass or fail basis.
credit hours: 3