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3390 Gallery Practices (3-0) Prerequisite: ART 1300 or
permission of instructor. This course will explore art careers,
especially in gallery and museum settings, as well as,
familiarize students with professional display of their art
work. Students will gain hands-on experience in hanging
shows, labeling, lighting, hosting, and publicizing exhibits at
McMurry University's Amy Graves Ryan Fine Art
Gallery and area galleries and museums. This is to be taken
sophomore or junior year. (Fall, Spring)
3391 Jewelry Design (0-6) Suggested prerequisite: ART 2321.
Optional advanced art elective for BFA, BA, and Art minors.
Optional art concentration area for BFA. The design and
construction of contemporary jewelry and study of historical
designs and usage. Processes include fabrication and
casting. Emphasis placed on originality and craftsmanship.
(Fall, Spring as needed)
4301 Watercolor (0-6) Prerequisite: ART 2310 or permission of
instructor. Required BFA painting concentration, optional
advanced art elective for BFA ceramic concentration, BA,
and Art minor. Techniques in wet and dry brush transparent
watercolor, which involves compositions that are expressive
as well as descriptive using still lifes, student sketches and
nature. Demonstrations will be given by the instructor,
guest artists and consideration for matting and framing of
finished works will be discussed. (as needed)
4302 Abstract/Non-Objective Painting (0-6) Prerequisite: ART
2310 or permission of instructor. Optional BFA, BA or Art
minor advanced elective. The student will be helped through
interpreting subject matter by a more free and spontaneous
approach in the medium of acrylic or oil and/or mixed media.
Artists will be studied who paint in this manner. (as needed)
4310 Landscape Painting (0-6) Prerequisite: ART 2310.
Required BFA painting concentration, optional BFA
advanced elective for ceramic concentration, BA and Art
minor. Acquaint students with characteristics of form,
texture, and color in outdoor lighting. Aerial perspective is
stressed, as well as, applying the principles of composition
to landscape. Many value sketches and paintings are
produced on field trips, later to be developed into larger
finished paintings in the studio. (Fall even years)
4313 Clay and Glaze Calculation and Kilnbuilding (0-6)
Prerequisite: ART 1313. Required BFA ceramic
concentration, optional advanced elective BFA painting
concentration, BA and Art Minor. By the use of the limit
formulae, triaxial blends, empirical formulae, etc. the
students will learn to calculate glazes and clay bodies to
achieve specific results. The student will become aware of
the uses of the individual minerals that comprise a glaze,
clay body and their function. By designing and constructing
a kiln the student will gain a more thorough understanding of
the firing processes. (as needed)
4314 Special Programs in Ceramics (0-6) Prerequisites: ART
1313, 2313, 2314, 3315, and 4313. Required for BFA
ceramic concentration. After discussion with the instructor,
the student will structure his/her own course to pursue a
direction in ceramic arts that will develop a personal style in
clay. (by arrangement)
4320 Portrait Painting (0-6) Prerequisite: ART 2310 and 3310.
Required BFA painting concentration, optional advanced art
elective BFA ceramic concentration, BA, or Art minor.
Understanding construction of the human head, to see in
large volumes and relationships, and to utilize this ability in
making paintings. Students are encouraged to try various
painting media. The students work directly from a model in
the studio. Students are taught to achieve a good likeness
and to construct a well composed painting. (Fall odd years)
4388 Art Internship (3-0) Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Required BFA; optional advanced art elective for BA and Art
minor. This course provides an opportunity for students to
gain actual experience through on-the-job assignments in an
art related concern located in the community. (by
4390 Professional Practices (3-0) Prerequisite: senior standing
and permission of instructor. Required BFA, optional
advanced art elective for BA and Art minor. This course
prepares the senior art student for a professional exhibition
of his/her art work. It also prepares the student for job
interviews, opening a private studio, applying to graduate
school, and entering professional competitions. (by
arrangement) This is taken two semesters before
4X95 Independent Studies (variable credit) Prerequisite:
permission of instructor. A study program arranged between
an advanced student and the instructor to provide intensive
study in a particular area of interest. The course includes a
definition of goals appropriate for the advanced student,
ways of attaining those goals, a schedule for frequent
consultation and a means of measuring progress. (by
XX99 Special Topics (variable credit) Prerequisite: permission of
instructor. A course of study offered occasionally to groups
of students to broaden departmental curriculum, to meet
student demand, or to observe special departmental
curriculum, to meet student demand, or to observe special
events. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (As
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