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ART 4996 Digital Color Photography II

The Digital Color Photography II course provides in-depth learning of the software used for digital photography post-production, specifically to process, color correct, and create composite photographic images. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of Photoshop…

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ART 4941 Special Topics in Photography: Social Media

The Special Topics in Photography: Social Media course examines how social media has impacted photographic practice. In a world where we are saturated by images and the Internet is king, we now have many…

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ART 4941 Special Topics in Photography: New Archive

Special Topics in Photography: New Archive is an examination and exploration of photography that uses others images as its source material. Students study other photographers working in this manner and work on their own projects…

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ART 3994 Advanced Photography

In the advanced photography course, students are introduced to advanced practices in black-and-white darkroom photography. While this course examines technical tools and processes with an emphasis on exceptional print, it also focuses heavily on the…

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ART 8000 Thesis Research: Digital Art

After passing to thesis and selecting a thesis committee, graduate students enroll in ART 8000 Thesis Research: Digital Art with the chair of the thesis committee. Students are expected to write an articulate proposal outlining…

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ART 4941 Special Topics in Photography: Documentary Photography

Special Topics in Photography presents the opportunity for advanced studio work in a predetermined area of specialization.  

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ART 4941 Special Topics in Photography: Artist as Researcher

Special Topics in Photography presents the opportunity for advanced studio work in a predetermined area of specialization. Artist as Researcher asks students to uncover what motivates an art practice and to pay careful attention to…

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ART 4941 Special Topics in Photography: Malleable Narratives

Special Topics in Photography presents the opportunity for advanced studio work in a predetermined area of specialization. Malleable Narratives asks students to consider how narratives function in and as works of art. Through individual visual projects,…

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ART 4230 Virtual Space & Motion

Virtual Space & Motion builds on the 3D modeling skills developed in ART 2230 Virtual Space, bringing virtual elements into a context outside of Maya. The course focuses on group projects and honing skills…

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ART 4889 Advanced Figure Drawing

Professor Kelli Scott Kelley’s advanced figure drawing studio borrowed animal specimens from the LSU Museum of Natural History (110 Foster Hall) for their final drawing project. Steven Cardiff and Dr. Frederick Sheldon generously offered…

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ART 1011 Two-Dimensional Design

In Two-Dimensional Design, foundations students use both traditional and digital media to engage in studio projects concerning visual literacy. Students learn fundamentals of the structure of two-dimensional works of art and practice principles of…

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ART 1012 Three-Dimensional Design

The Three-Dimensional Design studio introduces students to the fundamentals of object making in form and space. Students learn to use a variety of materials—such as paper, wood, plaster, and found objects—to engage in projects…

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ART 1847 Drawing Composition

In the foundation drawing studio, students learn the principles of observational and conceptual visualization. Projects offer practice in still-life, landscape, and human figure drawing while placing emphasis on graphic exploration and analysis using line,…

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ART 1661 Introduction to Handbuilding

In this course, students explore the basic physical properties of clay by practicing a variety of hand-forming techniques used to create sculptural and functional objects. Emphasis is placed on the development of technical skill and…

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ART 1662 Introduction to Wheel-Throwing

The potter’s wheel is a tremendous tool used to create functional and non-functional forms in clay. In this course, students consider the most fundamental aspects of wheel-throwing: clay is a soft pliable material; the wheel is…

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ART 1551 Basic Design

In Basic Design, students investigate form and the delineation of space within a two-dimensional field, with an emphasis on hand skills and traditional design media. Students develop an understanding of basic design elements and…

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ART 1849 Introduction to Painting

Introduction to Painting presents basic studio practice and theory in painting. Students become familiar with traditional and modern materials and terminology by practicing value and color exercises involving simple forms and space.

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ART 2995 Basic Photography

Basic Photography introduces students to photography as an art form with emphasis on the technical and conceptual concerns of the medium. Students will learn how to use a 35mm film camera, how to develop…

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ART 1360 Introduction to Printmaking

In this course students are introduced to intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, and relief processes as a survey of basic printmaking methods. Students work with materials such as copper, wood, and stone and address fundamental issues…

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ART 1762 Sculpture I

This course introduces students to a variety of materials and techniques used in contemporary sculpture. Students explore contemporary and historical concepts and terminology for working in three-dimensional space.

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ART 2661 Intermediate Ceramics

Intermediate Ceramics follows up on the technical and research skills learned in ART 1661 and ART 1662. Because of the high level of technical learning in this course, the content changes each semester. Recent…

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ART 4290 Digital Art Synthesis

Digital Art Synthesis is an advanced studio focused on the completion and presentation of a large scale digital media project. Jared Hornsby – WREN from Digital + Art on Vimeo. Metamorphosis from Kevin Dupuy on…

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ART 2220 Moving Image

ART 2220 Moving Image offers an introduction to digital video production and editing systems. Concepts covered in the course include basic compositing and motion graphics. Ethan Casiello – Game On from Digital + Art…

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ART 2050 Digital Art I

Digital Art I introduces students to basic design principles and terminology within the digital environment. This course covers the technologies and production processes used to successfully create and complete digital art and design projects,…

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ART 2230 Virtual Space

This course offers an introduction to modeling and animation using three-dimensional objects and spaces in a virtual environment.

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ART 2544 Letterforms

In this course students are introduced to typography, considering the craft in terms of its history and application with a focus on its use as a communication tool. Through a series of letterform studies and…

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ART 2552 Color Design

Color Design focuses on the meaning of color and its use as an effective graphic design communication tool.  The history of color from scientific and cultural perspectives is emphasized as well as a thorough…

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ART 2554 Graphic Design I

In this course, students gain an understanding of the basic elements and principles of visual communication while exploring relationships between form and content to expand on concept and meaning. Through a series of lectures…

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ART 2564 Graphic Abstractions

This course is an introduction to fundamental graphic abstraction techniques. Students gain a greater understanding of the role of non-verbal communications in graphic design through series of projects. They learn to move from a…

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ART 4526 Prepress Production Techniques

In Prepress Production Techniques, students explore studio techniques related to production problems in the graphic design profession. Topics include page layout, font and image file management, color, papers, printing techniques, finishing and binding methods….

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ART 4527 Applied Typography

In this course, students develop typographic skills through functional and aesthetic use of typography and its application within the digital environment. Students explore the history of typography and its relationship with graphic design and…

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ART 4551 Graphic Design II

This course explores problems in design related to the professional graphic design field, methods of reproduction, exhibition techniques, and digital applications. Students gain an understanding of advanced methods in graphic design through the creation…

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ART 4553 Digital Imaging

This course focuses on digital imaging technology and its application in graphic design. There is an emphasis on digital imaging aesthetics, emerging technology, and preparing images for print and multimedia applications. Students explore techniques…

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ART 4541 Special Studies: Motion Design

This course is an introduction to methods and processes of creat­ing motion graphics for broadcast and cinema. Students explore the relationship between still- and time-based design elements—such as type, image, composition, pacing, rhythm, sequencing,…

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ART 2879 Figure Drawing II

This course offers continuing practice in life drawing. Studies from the live model focus on graphic representation, structure, and form.

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ART 2880 Intermediate Drawing

Intermediate Drawing students build on their drawing skills and make imaginative compositions utilizing the figure, still-life, and landscape forms in color and monochromatic media.

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ART 2881 Painting II

Painting II covers studio problems directed toward conceptual approaches in painting. Students are encouraged to consider structure and color in composition. Individual criticism and class discussion are integral to the course.

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ART 2996 Intermediate Photography

Intermediate Photography affords students the opportunity to refine and expand photographic skills to make meaningful photographs. The course introduces a variety of new techniques including the use of medium-format cameras, studio lighting, external flash,…

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ART 3992 Introduction to Digital Photography

This course introduces students who are already familiar with film-based, wet-lab photography to studio practice in a digital environment. The computer is introduced as a “digital darkroom” to perform darkroom-equivalent photographic operations. The course is divided…

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ART 2342 / ART 4341 Papermaking

In papermaking, students explore the inherent properties of paper as both a medium and a support for creative expression. Students learn to use traditional materials for papermaking, such as cotton and linen, and are also encouraged to experiment with recycled…

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ART 2381 / ART 4381 Book Arts

In Book Arts, students master bookbinding by hand techniques—including pamphlet, Japanese stab, accordion, Western case, and alternative structures—while honing skills in design and typography. Students practice traditional and experimental approaches to the book, creating innovative pairings of concept and structure. Along with…

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ART 2392 / ART 4391 Digital Printmaking

ART 2382 Digital Printmaking offers an overview of digital printmaking practices, blending technological innovations with traditional printing methods. Through a structured series of projects, students work in the digital environment using Photoshop, Lightroom, and…

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ART 2761 Intermediate Sculpture

This course presents studies in sculpture involving various materials and methods. Projects may include metal fabrication, metal casting, and mixed media.

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ART 4661 Advanced Ceramics

Designed primarily as a self-directed creative semester, Advanced Ceramics is divided into studio and seminar components. For the studio component, students establish their own creative agendas while meeting with faculty—individually as well as in…

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ART 4020 Special Topics: Interactivity and Art

In this course, students explore meaning through interactivity while pursuing independent and group projects that use digital media to create an interactive experience.   sketching abstractions from H. Cole Wiley on Vimeo. Interactive Book…

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ART 4555 Graphic Design III

Students in Graphic Design III complete advanced individual and team design projects that investigate problems of visual communication and demonstrate professional presentation skills. In this course, students explore, question, and redefine their design skills utilizing all…

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ART 4567 Interactive Multimedia Design

In this course, students learn the design concepts and skills required to develop interactive content for the web. This class focuses on the merging of aesthetics and usability in interface design, designing information architecture,…

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ART 4574 Graphic Design Synthesis

In this course, students gain valuable professional experience through on- and off-campus graphic design internships. Students apply graphic design knowledge gained in previous courses in the professional environment. They assist with the day-to-day operations of…

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ART 4880 Figure Painting

Advanced studies from the life model.

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ART 4889 Advanced Drawing Workshop

Directed studies in drawing for the advanced student.

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ART 4941 Special Topics in Photography: Art and History of the Photo Book

Special Topics in Photography presents the opportunity for advanced studio work in a predetermined area of specialization. The Art and History of the Photo Book introduces the most influential photography books and guides students through…

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ART 4994 Large Format Photography

This course explores the fundamentals of working with a 4 x 5 inch view camera and large-format film. Students learn about various photographic genres, artists, and concepts related to the practice of large-format photography….

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ART 4997 Alternative Photographic Processes

This course introduces students to alternative photographic processes with an emphasis on historical printing techniques such as Cyanotype, Van Dyke, Platinum Palladium, Anthotype, and wet-plate processes.

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ART 4741 Special Studies in Sculpture

Special Studies in Sculpture presents the opportunity for advanced studio work in a predetermined area of specialization. Past sections have focused on themes such as kinetic sculpture and site-specific sculpture.  

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ART 4360 Advanced Printmaking

Students in Advanced Printmaking are challenged to develop an individual direction and personal vision for their work. Demonstrations in specialized techniques and in-depth critiques help foster a sense of purpose and a logical evolution…

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ART 4761 Advanced Sculpture

Advanced Sculpture offers students the opportunity to pursue individualized projects. Students develop a mastery of various materials and methods based on a core sculptural discipline or theme. Past course themes have included public art, installation, advanced…

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ART 4691 Senior Project Ceramics

During the semester of study in Senior Projects, students produce work for the Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibit while also projecting toward post-graduation objectives. Faculty work directly with students, addressing developments in the studio…

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4564 Senior Project in Graphic Design

In this culminating course, students learn to develop systems and methodologies for solving real-world, pragmatic design problems. Self-motivated projects strengthen individual pro­cesses and problem-solving capabili­ties. Students begin by identifying an area of research and…

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ART 4800 Senior Project Painting & Drawing

In Senior Project Painting & Drawing, students pursue individualized work with guidance and critique from faculty and peers. The independent nature of this course requires the proposal and execution of a body of work under…

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ART 4998 Senior Project Photography

Senior Project in Photography is the capstone course for those pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts track in photography. Students propose a project to be developed over the semester under the guidance of a…

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ART 4300 Senior Project Printmaking

Senior Project in Printmaking students develop a body of work around a single concept and vision. Individualized assignments and critiques are matched to each student’s ideas and work. Professional practices and communication skills relevant…

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ART 4762 Senior Project Sculpture

In Senior Project in Sculpture, students pursue individualized work with guidance and critique from faculty and peers. The independent nature of this course requires the proposal and execution of a sculpture project under the…

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ART 7600 Graduate Ceramics

This course addresses the studio component of a graduate education while supplementing it with seminar study of a specific theme selected each semester. Working in independent studios, Master of Fine Arts students determine the…

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ART 7500 Graduate Graphic Design

Through critiques combined with research, writing, and discussion of contemporary topics in graphic design, graduate students build a research framework for production of independent and/or team graphic design projects. In addition, students may create…

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ART 7300 Graduate Printmaking

Students in Graduate Printmaking engage with a professor and their peers in intensive critique and dialogue. Individualized projects and critiques match each student’s ideas and creative work in printmaking. Professional practices and communication skills…

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ART 8000 Thesis Research: Ceramics

After passing to thesis and selecting a thesis committee, graduate students enroll in ART 8000 Thesis Research: Ceramics with the chair of the thesis committee. Students are expected to write an articulate proposal outlining…

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ART 8000 Thesis Research: Graphic Design

After passing to thesis and selecting a thesis committee, graduate students enroll in ART 8000 Thesis Research: Graphic Design with the chair of the thesis committee. Students are expected to write an articulate proposal…

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ART 8000 Thesis Research: Painting & Drawing

After passing to thesis and selecting a major professor, graduate students enrolled in ART 8000 Thesis Research: Painting & Drawing are expected to write a proposal outlining creative, formal, and research goals for a…

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ART 8000 Thesis Research: Photography

After passing to thesis and selecting a thesis topic, graduate students enroll in ART 8000 Thesis Research: Photography with the chair of the thesis committee. Students are expected to write an articulate proposal outlining…

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ART 8000 Thesis Research: Printmaking

After passing to thesis and selecting a thesis topic, graduate students enroll in ART 8000 Thesis Research: Printmaking with the chair of the thesis committee. Students are expected to write an articulate proposal outlining creative,…

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ART 8000 Thesis Research: Sculpture

After passing to thesis and selecting a major professor, graduate students enrolled in ART 8000 Thesis Research: Sculpture are expected to write a proposal outlining creative, formal, and research goals for a year-long project…

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